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Closed Exhibits Open For Public Display A First

  For the first time yesterday the Fiji Museum had on display its very fragile archives from pre-contact periods in Suva. These included very old styled war clubs and chiefly
28 May 2017 11:07
Closed Exhibits Open For Public Display A First
L-R: Chief Guest at the Fiji Museum Open Day, Nanise Rainima (fifth from left), and Director of the Fiji Museum, Sipriano Nemani Fourth from left) with students at the Open Day yesterday. Photo: Mere Satakala

 

For the first time yesterday the Fiji Museum had on display its very fragile archives from pre-contact periods in Suva.

These included very old styled war clubs and chiefly items.

Students from six schools, teachers from as far as Tailevu and other guests gathered at the Museum to mark International Museum Day.

They had the first opportunity to sight the items.

Joining the celebration was the one of the contestants of the Miss World Fiji, Nanise Rainima.

Ms Rainima spoke to the children and reminded them of the importance of having a museum.

“It is very important to our Fijian society, we have our history stored here,” Ms Rainima said.

She urged the young ones to make use of the museum and explore it to learn of Fijian history.

“The museum is here to educate the public and help us understand the history of our country,” she said.

People also put up their booths to display and sell artifacts and hand-made fashion accessories.

The museum was open to the public for free.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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