Museum Day has been celebrated all over the world
Each year, a theme is decided on by the Advisory Committee.
The event provides the opportunity for museum professionals
to meet the public and alert them to the challenges
that museums face if they are to be - as in the ICOM
definition of museums - "an institution in the
service of society and of its development".
The chosen topic is also discussed in ICOM
News, a review of the related activities
is produced and made available to members of ICOM.
has been recommended that this celebration be held
each year on 18 May (Given that each country has
its own specific traditions and conditions, we recommend
that members organise their events around 18 May),
in the spirit of the motto: « Museums are an important
means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures
and development of mutual understanding, co-operation
and peace among peoples »
ICOM Secretariat invites all members to celebrate
International Museum Day around 18 May.
- International Museum Day Resource Guide
(2nd edition), American Association of Museums