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International Museum Day commemorated

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by Jolene Toves

Guam - The New Guam Museum won't be completed until late next year, but the Department of Chamorro Affairs, the Guam Museum Foundation and several other partners are still celebrating with over 30,000 museums around the world for International Museum Day 2013. Chamorro Affairs planner Simeon Palomo says we can learn from several of the exhibits planned for this week to make positive social changes.

"We have four thousand years of history and that's a lot and I guess a lot of people don't realize we have a rich history and there's a lot of tangible objects and events that were just learning that we need to preserve and promote, and when people around the world hear we're building a Guam museum they're very excited," he said.

Palomo invites the public to be a friend of the Guam Museum on Facebook where you can also view this week's list of activities along with newly posted pictures of the actual carving of a 15-foot galaiade back in the 1980's by master carver Segundo Blas, Emilio Borja and their apprentice Robert Limtiaco. He says this event helped revitalize the Chamorros seafaring tradition.

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