360° Virtual Museum Tour is Part of the World Festival of Cultural Diversity. It is a year-round programme of events and activities leading up to the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on 21st May.
The World Festival of Cultural Diversity
Our Museum Event
A 360° virtual tour in RUOKTOT – The Return of the Sámi Drums
An exhibition by The Sámi Museum in Karasjok
RiddoDuottarMuseat – Sámiid Vuorká-Dávvirat, 2022-2023
Explore an innovative virtual environment that will transport you to the Arctic as a visitor to the vibrant cultural world of the Sámi, an Indigenous community who lives in Fennoscandia.
As a virtual guest, take a tour of the exhibition titled “RUOKTOT”, which in Sámi means returning home. The exhibitionchronicles histories of appropriation of the Sámi drums – sacred belongings of the Sámi ritual specialists, called noaidi in North Sámi.
Join your virtual museum guide to explore the ongoing cultural significance of these sacred objects, taken away through histories of missionization and colonization, and reclaimed by contemporary communities to facilitate a process of healing.
To be released on May 21. Find our event on the website of the World Festival of Cultural Diversity
The 360° virtual tour will be available in the period May 21 – June 30.
21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity
26 May Main event: The World Festival of Cultural Diversity at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
About the Festival
RDM-SVD is delighted to take part in Khalili Foundation’s World Festival of Cultural Diversity, a global, synchronised celebration supported by UNESCO. It is a year-round programme of events and activities leading up to the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on 21st May.
The Festival intends to spotlight efforts around the world to preserve and promote cultural diversity, especially through the cultural sector.
About Khalili Foundation
Over the past three decades, the Khalili Foundation has become a world leader in promoting intercultural relations. The Foundation has donated several million pounds to support and drive a number of internationally recognised projects that use the power of art, culture and education to bring people together. Their partners include international organisations such as UNESCO and the Commonwealth as well as leading research and education establishments such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The Founder and Chairman for the Foundation, Sir David Khalili, is a leading voice in the global movement to advance peace, unity and mutual respect worldwide.
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