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PHOTO GALLERY: Museums open their doors to mark the International Museum Day




A Taliban security personnel sits next to a sculpture of Kanishka, an emperor of the Kushan dynasty, at the National Museum of Afghanistan during an event to mark the International Museum Day and opening of the Mes Aynak exhibition in Kabul on May 18, 2023.

A Taliban security personnel sits at the National Museum of Afghanistan during an event to mark the International Museum Day and opening of the Mes Aynak exhibition in Kabul on May 18, 2023

A Taliban security personnel stands guard at the National Museum of Afghanistan during an event to mark the International Museum Day and opening of the Mes Aynak exhibition in Kabul on May 18, 2023

People visit National Museum of Afghanistan during an event to mark the International Museum Day and opening of the Mes Aynak exhibition in Kabul on May 18, 2023.

This picture shows a sculpture of Buddha displayed at National Museum of Afghanistan during an event to mark the International Museum Day and opening of the Mes Aynak exhibition in Kabul on May 18, 2023.

A visitor talks on his mobile phone as sculptures of buddha displayed at National Museum of Afghanistan during an event to mark the International Museum Day and opening of the Mes Aynak exhibition in Kabul on May 18, 2023.

Visitors take photos with artifacts displayed in glass cases at the Peshawar Museum during International Museum Day, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Visitors look at the installation Partition - Partage by Adjaye Associated with Kiran Nadar museum of Art at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice on May 18, 2023

Visitors look at artifacts displayed in glass cases at the Peshawar Museum during International Museum Day, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, May 18, 2023.