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Birth of a Museum

What was the experience of setting up the first museum in Sri Lanka? Who were the people behind it? Hasini Haputhanthri will take you back in time to the beginnings of the Colombo museum, bringing to life some of the characters indispensable to its establishment.

  • National Museum of Colombo, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7

What was the experience of setting up the first museum in Sri Lanka? Who were the people behind it? Hasini Haputhanthri will take you back in time to the beginnings of the Colombo museum, bringing to life some of the characters indispensable to its establishment.

The museum walk will tell the story of the National Museum Colombo, its forerunners in other parts of Asia and its legacy for the next generation of Sri Lankans. Based on the works of pioneering photographers, archaeologists and art historians such as Joseph Lawton, Ananda Coomaraswamy and others, the walk will take you through the highlights of the museum collection.

Medium: English/Sinhala
Duration: 1, ½ hrs – 2 hrs
Date: Saturday 16th February 2019
Starting time: 10.30am

Kindly register due to the limited number of participants allowed in one tour

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Birth of a Museum

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