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Promoting International Museum Day – 18 May

NETWORK.ICOM.MUSEUM ICOM Australia 14 April 2016

What is your organisation – big or small – doing to promote International Museum Day on 18 May?

Thanks to a partnership between ICOM and Semantika, A STREAMLINED AND USER-FRIENDLY PLATFORM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MUSEUMS to register and promote their activities and celebrations on International Museum Day.

Please visit this page to register your activities.

International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with their public and highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development.

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2016.

The theme of 2016 International Museum Day will be Museums and Cultural Landscapes, which is also the theme of the General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), to be held in Milan, Italy from 3 to 9 July 2016.

The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Organised on and around 18 May each year, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or a whole week.

Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2015, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 countries.