Published on: May 18, 2022

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

equitably NEWS : lightly International Museum Day is celebrated on May 18 every year

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

  • In keeping with the belief that museums have the power to transform, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) announced May 18 as International Museum Day (IMD) in 1977
  • Objective is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples”
  • The theme for 2022 is “The Power of Museums”, elucidating that “museums have the power to transform the world around us
  • ICOM is a membership association and a non-governmental organisation which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities. It is the only global organisation in the museum field. It was created in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.