Every year, on April 18, ICOMOS celebrate International Day for Monuments and Sites to raise awareness on the role of Monuments and Sites in the development of society. The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board will join the global community of International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to celebrate International Day for Monuments and Sites remotely with the power of technology; internet and the media on 18th April, 2020.
The 2020 International Day of Monuments and Sites is celebrated under the theme “Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility” to promote the significance of monuments and sites as an expression of global unity in the face of the ongoing pandemic. The main objective of this year’s theme is concerned with the relationships between cultures or cultural groups and their collective responsibility for the care and safeguarding of the significant attributes, meanings, and values of heritage.
The theme ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’ reflects the global context of heritage as part of cultural identity at a time of conflict, and environmental uncertainty. The theme recognizes that heritage – whether places, landscapes, practices, or collections – are frequently connected with and valued by multiple and diverse groups and communities.
The GMMB under the 2020 International Day for Monuments and Sites invites all to explore the idea of sharing – and its counterpoints, contestation and resistance – in relation to cultures, heritage and responsibility.
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