On May 18 the International Council of Museums (ICOM) invites the museum community worldwide to be active key players in their societies and celebrate International Museum Day. This year, ICOM proposes the theme ‘Museums and Cultural Landscapes' and encourages museums to actively manage and preserve their landscapes.
INTERSECTIONS The Bahrain National Museum preserves the memory of the Island and its millennia old heritage. Opened in 1988, the permanent display illustrates the historical development of Bahrain and its rich archeological landscape. INTERSECTIONSis a temporary exhibition set up in three permanent halls (Dilmun Hall, and Tylos and Islam Hall) and intervening with the 28 years old display. The pop-up exhibition is conceived to foster a meaningful experience for the visitors by presenting a new reading of the existing display. Over the past two decades, emerging archaeological evidence have contributed to a better understanding of the political and socio-cultural setting in Bahrain and a revision of previously established typologies. By adding new artefacts and redeploying existent ones, this exhibit illustrates new arguments in new contexts, hence permitsh a link between the showcased artefacts and their wider contexts of discovery.