Museum staff learn book-making skills


THE National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) can venture into producing books that are relevant and engaging for school children.
This follows a three-day workshop on making books initiated by the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) in partnership with Sustainable Education Art Melanesia (Seam) Fund at the museum.
NMAG acting director Dr Andrew Moutu, while acknowledging KTF and Seam Fund, said he was grateful that the workshop equipped participants and especially museum staff on the mechanics of book-making.
“We want to create books that are relevant and interesting for students,” Moutu said.
“The museum would like to be able to combine art, history and literature in producing books that can stimulate excitement for learning in our young generation.
“This workshop will help us to create a future for reading and learning in Papua New Guinea.”
The workshop was facilitated by English teacher and writer Drusilla Modjeska and was attended by at least 40 people, with representatives from the Education Department, University of Papua New Guinea, NMAG and a group of Grade 8 students from Gerehu Primary School in the Nation Capital District.

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