Free admission on May 18

May 13, 2010 – HALIFAX, NS – The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in downtown Halifax will open free to the public on Tuesday, May 18 in recognition of International Museum Day.

International Museum Day has been observed all over the world since 1977 to promote the role of museums in the development of society.

Each year, the International Council of Museums selects a theme for the event.  The theme for 2010 is Museums for Social Harmony, underscoring the need for museums to be catalysts for positive change and social development.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is proud to participate in the celebration and open its doors free of charge to museum goers on May 18.  In addition to its permanent collection, the Gallery currently has a number of exceptional exhibits on view including David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream, Carl Schaefer: Storm on the Horizon, Looking out to Sea: Artists and the Navy’s First Century, and Breaking the Ice: The Morash Collection of Inuit Art.

About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exhibitions and programming.

For information contact:
Bernard Doucet | Director of Development
Cell 902 223 7246

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