The museum in the Solomon Islands is not fully utilized by our education fraternity, says the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr John Wasi.
Mr Wasi highlighted this in his speech during the launching of the International Museum Day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Thursday.
“I am very sad that Museum in Solomon Islands was not given much attention as we would like.
“Children may use a computer shop or a DVD shop than coming to Museum to learn about our past,” he highlighted.
He however encourages every Solomon Islanders to make use of the Museum.
“I encourage all of us to make use of what is available in our Museum.
“Though it is small as compared to some Museums around the world,” he added.
He then highlighted the importance of the Museum as a sector in the country.
“Museum is a very important sector of our nation building and future.
“The objects that are stored in the museum collection do not only represent how good looking they are but it tells a story about our people and nation.
“This institution is an important component of our system and it aims to raise awareness and tells a story of what our responsibility as Solomon Islanders in our development process,” he said.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA