KUCHING: Nurturing an appreciation for museums is key to learning from history and bringing about a greater understanding among the people, especially the young.
As such, Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the ministry and Sarawak Museum Department will engage with schools for students to visit the new Borneo Cultures Museums.
“We will be making arrangements for this, especially primary schools so that students can come over to the museum and appreciate our cultures.
“I remember going to the British Museum in the United Kingdom (UK) and seeing students lining up before the museum’s opening time with their teachers. The moment the museum opens, you can see all of them moving in with their teachers guiding them,” he said.
Abdul Karim pointed out that citizens who know and appreciate their culture and past will be able to appreciate what their forefathers and leaders have done.
He stressed that it is crucial for citizens especially children to know how their country has become what it is presently, adding that cultures and history can build the characters of citizens.
“I would love to see all visitors including Sarawakians appreciate the efforts the state government is making to highlight the cultures of Sarawak which are our heritage.
“We should take pride and preserve as much as possible for our future generations,” he added.
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