Union Information Minister discusses establishment of cartoon museum

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Union Minister Dr Pe Myint urges cartoonists to establish a cartoon museum during the meeting with Myanmar Cartoonists Association in Yangon on 29 August 2020. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint told cartoonists to establish a cartoon museum during the meeting with Myanmar Cartoonists Association at Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) on Pyay Road in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, the Union Minister said he has had opportunities to study cartoon museums during his international visits, and a cartoon museum can be opened in the country if historical facts and cartoon works that have begun since 1915 by cartoonist Shwe Talay are collected in this purpose.
He also called for a round of discussions about the ideas for emerging a cartoon museum, saying that the ministry will provide assistance depending on the attendees’ suggestions.
Cartoonists Shwe Min Thar, Myint Thein, Maung Maung Aung, Soe Thaw Dar, Win Aung, Maung Maung Phoung Tain, Nay Myo Aye, Lai Like, University Harculi, and Wai Yan (Taunggyi) attended the meeting.
They discussed matters relating to the formation committee for establishing a cartoon museum and appointment of new committee members, organizing cartoon exhibitions with collected articles for the museum, and collecting and preserving cartoon-related articles for exhibitions and museum.
Myanmar Affairs Study Group’s U Aye Maung Kyaw (Aye Maung Kyaw) and U Than Ohn (Maung Zeyar) and Myanmar Cartoonists Association’s cartoonists Yazar, Win Myint Aung, Han and San Lin also joined the event.
The meeting with cartoonists was concluded following the Union Minister’s remarks.
The Union Minister also met graphic designers and related-businesses’ officials in the afternoon, and discussed drawing up of by-laws for Copyright Law on Literary and Artistic Works that will be soon enacted.
He further said that collective management organizations (CMOs) have to be applied for the formation of agencies after enacting the law, saying that formation of the committee for implementing CMO was underway.
He added that it is necessary to get chances to protect literary, artistic and graphic works from loss, calling for a round of discussions.
Myanmar Graphic Design Association Chair U Myint Maung Kyaw and U Aung Myo Myat (Design Nagar), News and Periodicals Painters Association’s patron U Kyaw Thaung and Architect U Maw Lin detailed about protection of copyright loss and rights of their relevant sectors.
Myanmar Affairs Study Group’s U Aye Maung Kyaw (Aye Maung Kyaw) and U Than Ohn (Maung Zeyar), Nan Daywi Bookstore’s U Ye Myint, U Chit Kyi, and Ko Nge (Kyaukse) were also present at the meeting.
In the evening, the Union Minister also inspected the preservation of gramophone discs, tapes and records at MRTV’s phonograph record section, and discussed matters relating to broadcasting of historical television programmes.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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