#fairiesatthemuseum: The Book Fairies celebrate International Museum Day

As part of the worldwide celebration around International Museum Day, The Book Fairies had been hiding books in and around museums on the official day on Friday, but also the weekend.

Happy International Museum Weekend from the Book Fairies in Canada! In Vancouver for #fairiesatthemuseum and for #asianheritagemonth Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto—the 2018 Canada Reads battle of the books winner was left for a lucky reader to find at the Museum of Anthropology. 📚 About the book: The heart-rending true story of two families on either side of the Second World War-and a moving tribute to the nature of forgiveness When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean traded his quiet yet troubled life on the Magdalene Islands in eastern Canada for the ravages of war overseas. On the other side of the country, Mitsue Sakamoto and her family felt their pleasant life in Vancouver starting to fade away after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Ralph found himself one of the many Canadians captured by the Japanese in December 1941. He would live out his war in a prison camp, enduring beatings, starvation, electric feet and a journey on a hell ship to Japan, watching his friends and countrymen die all around him. Mitsue and her family were ordered out of their home and were packed off to a work farm in rural Alberta, leaving many of their possessions behind. By the end of the war, Ralph was broken but had survived. The Sakamotos lost everything when the community centre housing their possessions was burned to the ground, and the $25 compensation from the government meant they had no choice but to start again. Forgiveness intertwines the compelling stories of Ralph MacLean and the Sakamotos as the war rips their lives and their humanity out of their grasp. But somehow, despite facing such enormous transgressions against them, the two families learned to forgive. Without the depth of their forgiveness, this book's author, Mark Sakamoto, would never have existed. 📚 #ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairy #bookfairies #thebookfairies #vancouver #britishcolumbia #canada #sharebooks #booksofinstagram #instaread #fortheloveofereading #igbooks #readersofinstagram #bibliophile #bookworm #bookish #mustread

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The International Museum Day is an event coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) that takes place every year around May 18. This event highlights a different theme each year and is at the center of the concerns of the museum community.

The theme for this year is Hyperconnected museums: new approaches, new audiences, because it would be impossible to understand the role of museums without taking into account all the connections they establish. They are an inherent part of their local communities, their cultural landscape and their natural environment. This is why we can not think of a better way to celebrate this day, connecting books with museums.

Gisteren was het Internationale Museumdag en The Book Fairies vieren dit het hele weekend #fairiesatthemuseum 🏛💚 . Een Leuvense Book Fairy ging naar @m_museum en liet daar Onderbuik van Tine Bergen achter op het terras. Met dank aan @baeckensbooks voor de donatie! . Over Museum M: Fier op zijn roots en collectie, schuwt M het experiment niet. De combinatie van hedendaagse kunst en oude meesters maakt het museum tot op vandaag uniek in Vlaanderen. Beeldcultuur van toen en nu, onder één dak. . Over het boek: Ik staarde hem na, mijn handen rond het tafelblad geklemd. Ik wist niet dat ik zo kon haten. Ik klampte me vast aan dat gevoel. Staarde naar de wonde aan de binnenkant van mijn arm. Dit keer, eindelijk, zouden de zaken niet gaan zoals hij dat wilde. Dit keer zou ik beslissen wat er in mijn leven gebeurde. We hadden hier niet moeten zitten. Ik had dit kunnen voorkomen. Ik had anders en beter moeten kiezen. Maar toen ik eerdere keuzes maakte, had ik geen idee dat het tot dit zou leiden, tot deze keuze. Zal ik ooit stoppen met me alleen al daarover schuldig te voelen? Ik had beter moeten luisteren. Niet alleen naar wat er gezegd werd, maar vooral naar wat verzwegen werd. En nu zit ik hier en zwijg uit alle macht, in de hoop dat jij het dan misschien verstaat. . #IBelieveInBookFairies #BookFairiesLeuven #BookFairiesBelgium #BookFairiesWorldwide #musem #MusemMLeuven #Leuven #seemyleuven #LeuvenLeest #Baeckensbooks #TineBergen #Onderbuik #YoungAdult #booksharing #bookstagram #booklovers #artlovers

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The Book Fairies had hidden artistic-themed books, including novels, biographies of artists, books that talk about archeology, or even science! Our goal is to connect reading with museums, whatever their typology.

“Cartas a Theo”, uno de nuestros libros favoritos, se queda al lado de ‘Les Vessenots en Auvers’ de Vincent van Gogh en el @museothyssen 🏛 Sobre el libro: Conservada gracias a una serie de azarosas circunstancias, la correspondencia de VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890) con su hermano menor Theodorus constituye un testimonio sin par de la existencia, pero también de la evolución pictórica y espiritual, del genial pintor. En ella están las crisis personales y espirituales, los incesantes apuros económicos, las esperanzas y las decepciones, pero sobre todo la pasión febril de Van Gogh por la pintura. Sus cuadros y dibujos, valorados poco o nada en vida, han acabado convirtiéndose, paradójicamente, en piezas preciadas de las colecciones artísticas, además de alcanzar cifras millonarias en las subastas e instalarse entre las que gozan de mayor favor del público 💚 #ibelieveinbookfairies #fairiesatthemuseum #MuseoThyssen #CartasATheo #VanGogh #VincentVanGogh #art #book #bookdrop #museums #museum #worldmuseumday #museumday #museums #Madrid #Spain

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