18 May is the annual International Museum Day. Usually, on Sunday closest to this day, Long Night of Museums takes place around the world.
It was supposed to be so this year, too, on 16 May. Unfortunately, COVID-19 crisis hit the world, closing museums and galleries temporarily. Therefore, Slovak Union of Museums suggested postponing the event until 14 November 2020.
Hence, Long Night of Museums in Košice will not take place on 16 May. Instead, it will take place on the proposed day of 14 November 2020 in the hopes that by then, the crisis will subside and everybody will be able to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of night tours.
Do not fret about it, however – some museums in Košice are already open, and others are expected to open next week. If that is still not enough for you, museums’ and galleries’ websites are full of virtual tours, and activities to brighten up your free time.
Moreover, you can look forward to various quizzes on our Facebook page to bring a piece of museums right to your home.
See you on 14 November!
Online Content of Museums
Slovak Technical Museum
UNDER THE CLOAK OF LONG NIGHTS OF MUSEUMS – 16. 5. at 5 PM
A memorial online retrospective of previous years of Long Night of Museums. How to parcitipate? Just open the website www.podruskomnocimuzei.sk and enjoy photos, films and virtual tours.
Virtual tours of Slovak Technical Museum
90 years of Slovak ice-hockey: https://90-rokov-slovenskeho-hokeja.3-d.sk/
Videos from permanent exhibitions of Slovak Technnical Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1QrieK78D0
Vojtech Löffler Museum
Virtual tour: https://www.lofflermuzeum.sk/sk/virtualna-prehliadka
Programme of workshops: https://www.lofflermuzeum.sk/sk/tvorivy-atelier/program
East Slovak Gallery
At home with East Slovak Gallery – creative workshops for children and adults: https://vsg.sk/doma-s-vsg/
Even more – guided tours, interviews and publications about previous exhibitions: https://vsg.sk/category/este-viac/
Instagram profile which tries to present art to younger generation: https://www.instagram.com/vychodoslovenska_galeria/?hl=sk
Art Web – East Slovak Gallery in cooperation with Slovak National Gallery publishes online art collections along with descriptions:
Country of a new type: https://www.webumenia.sk/kolekcia/159
Statue, spirit, picture, light: https://www.webumenia.sk/kolekcia/158
The Art of Ruthenia: https://www.webumenia.sk/kolekcia/185
ÚĽUV - The Centre for Folk Art Production
Online events, virtual tours, courses, videos: http://www.uluv.sk/sk/web/podujatia-a-novinky/online-podujatia-uluv/
Video from the opening of Children’s Railway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RGYAVnEL-g
Funny scientific videos “Experiments with Erik”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPYkQmeifso&list=PLSpm9_DTAT2vftpCRIbs5ZgWa8ywy-DtK
Sándor Márai Memorial Exhibition
Interview with the curator of exhibition “My country, my blood!” Robert Gabris: https://www.facebook.com/1379749968991273/videos/3000301716694190/