“Our Culture is our pride” that was the statement made by the leader of Turarana cultural group Mr. Salave Matia when asked what motivated him to led young Children to participate in the cultural activities on the international Museum day that took place at the National Museum Art Gallery in Honiara on Friday 19 May 2017.
Mr Matia on the international Museum day led a traditional group of young Cultural dancers to show case the culture and heritage of Turarana of Central Guadalcanal among other Cultural groups from other provinces.
He said the motive of leading the young Children to participate in the international museum day is more likely the pride of our cultures and to inform the general public the important of our traditional Cultures.
“The motive of leading young children on this significant day is to show case our traditional culture and to inform the general public the important of our traditional culture as it’s a bridge between our past, present and our future generation,” said the Turarana cultural group leader Mr. Salave Matia.
He said, “it is important to keep our traditional cultures as it awake us about our past and we should glad to adopt and keep them practice from generation to generation so that our traditional cultures are actively excises in our Communities, Societies and Solomon Islands as a whole.”
He also expressed that it is important to engage young people with the traditional culture so that they fully aware and understand so that they convey the knowledge of our traditional culture to their future offspring in years to come.
The primary purpose of the international Museum day is to raise awareness about the roles and responsibility of Museums and cultural heritage of institutions.
The theme of the world international Museum day read “Museums and contested histories: saying the unspeakable in Museum”.
Minister responsible for Culture and tourism Bartholomew Parapolo was the main speaker and guest of honor on the National museum day.
By Camillus Kole