Tuesday, 26 August 2008 9:53 AM

National Museum Receives Kit to Preserve Artifacts

Yesterday, "The Intangible Cultural Heritage Field Trip Kit" from the National Museum in Australia was handed over to the Solomon Islands National Museum.

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Field Trip Kit is a 22 inch water proof suitcase, containing a 22 inch monitor screen, two speakers and an MP3 player.

The Under Secretary for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Caroline Taisau and the Director of the Museum received the Kit from the Deputy Australian High Commissioner, Alison Duncan.

In his remarks, Director of the Solomon Islands Museum, Lawrence Foana'ota acknowledged the Australian Government and their museum for their courtesy in giving the kit to Solomon Islands.

He continued that the kit has made history for the Solomon Islands as well "because we are the first Pacific Island country to have been presented with the kit."

Mr Foana'ota also stated that this has been one of the tangible projects that they have with the Australian Museum and Solomon Islanders should be proud that the Australian National Museum had preserve more than three thousand collections of Solomon Islands artifacts in their museum.

"Students will now find their research more efficient because of the intangible cultural heritage field trip kit and communities will understand the importance of our culture through watching from the kit. We have already received positive feedback on the field trip kit from schools and communities that we have recently visited with Doctor Paul Monajhan who had brought the Kit to the Solomon Islands Museum," concludes Mr. Foana'ota.