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City Cinema in Havana to celebrate museums

Havana, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The documentary Vatican Museums: Five Centuries of Art and Culture (2021) will be screened on Thursday at the Alfredo Guevara movie theater at the Santo Domingo building of the San Geronimo University College in Havana.

The screening will take place at 2:00 p.m., local time, as part of the City Cinema student outreach project, in tune with the celebrations on International Museum Day, which is celebrated every May 18, according to the habanacultural website.

This forum also commemorates the Day of St. Philip Neri, an Italian priest and musician, founder of the congregation of the Oratory that bears his name in Havana.

Precisely, the documentary is a descriptive account of the history of the creation of the Vatican Museums, based on its collections, artworks and sites that sustain its importance and existence up to the present day.

International Museum Day is celebrated on May 18 with the purpose of raising awareness about the relevance of museums as a medium for cultural exchange.

The theme for 2024 is ‘Museums for Education and Research,’ which aims to highlight the importance of such institutions in their dynamic educational roles and as promoters of learning, discovery and cultural understanding.