Open Door Days on 18 and 19 May to celebrate International Museum Day

Free guided visits and workshops for young children are part of the free activities offered by the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón for this coming weekend

Published: May 13, 2013
Open Door Days on 18 and 19 May to celebrate International Museum Day

Mol by Ryoichi Kurokawa, one of the works of the exhibition Elastic Reality. Photo: LABoral/Marcos Morilla

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón) has organised a programme of activities for all of the public in celebration of International Museum Day, which takes places next Saturday 18 May with the theme “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change”.  On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, the Centre holds two Open Door Days during which visitors will be able to enjoy free access to the Centre, open from 12 noon to 8 pm, and take part in the guided visits to the exhibitions as well as to other spaces at the centre not usually included in traditional tours, such as the warehouses and workshops.

International Museum Day is an initiative promoted by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) with the aim of raising public awareness on the role of museums in society, which enjoyed the participation last year of 32,000 museums from 129 countries. This celebration is held in museums all over the world that come together to develop a programme based on a common theme which is selected annually by ICOM’s Advisory Committee. The theme for 2013 appears in the form of an equation or mathematical formula which indicates to us that museums today play a key role in achieving social change. According to ICOM, museums should combine their traditional mission of conserving and housing our heritage with the continuous pursuit of renewal in order for them to adapt to changes in society, and that this renewal should be linked to creativity.

PROGRAMME AT LABoral

Guided visits
Times: 1 pm and 5 pm
Maximum Nº of people per visit: 25

Workshop: Let’s Make a Thaumatrope
Time: 6 pm
LABoral has organised a workshop aimed at children between 6 and 11 years old, which is free of charge with prior registration.
A thaumatrope is a disc with two different pictures on both sides which are attached by a piece of string on each side of the disc. Both images are combined by twirling the string between the fingers, making the disc spin and rapidly change its face. Based on the persistence of vision principle, the rapid spin optically produces the illusion that both images are together.
Groups: maximum 20 participants (prior reservation)
Length: 45 minutes.
Information and registration: visitas@laboralcentrodearte.org /985 331 907-985 185 577

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