International Museum Day is celebrated to raise awareness about museums wherein cultural exchange and development of understanding is formed. Organized on 18th May each year by ICOM, this day can last a day, a weekend, or an entire week. All around the world, several museums participate in International Museum Day. 37,000 museums participated in this event from about 158 countries and territories.
International Museum Day Theme 2022
The museum has the power to transform knowledge. Hence, this year the Museum Day Theme is “The power of Museums”. Museums are incomparable places of discovery. They teach us not only about the past but also the present implications and the future impact.
According to the United Nations, museums are a part of sustainable development goals as they contribute in disseminating information on environmental challenges. It also provides information in an innovative and digitalized manner.
This year thousands of museums are participating to showcase the power of museums from 13th June 2022 to 19th June 2022.
International Museum Day History
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has celebrated International Museum Day on 18th May every year since 1977.
The objective of this day is to create awareness about the productivity of a museum. It is believed that a museum is the melting pot of new ideas of the future and cultures of the past. Every year a theme is decided to celebrate this day. Thus, Museum Day plays an important role in developing mutual cooperation.
Significance of International Museum Day
As stated earlier, museums are an important centre of tourist attractions as well as a place for students to do their case studies. They are an integral part of political, cultural, traditional, economical and historical importance. It shows the difference between various cultural exchanges and the evolution of society. Thus, museums are so important that a day would be less to celebrate this source of knowledge.
International Museum Day Quotes
Museums are an integral part of our society. Happy Museum Day!
Museums provide a vision to the future! Happy Museum Day!
Happy International Museum Day! They are an insight to the past and future!
Fall in love with facts and figures! Visit a museum to enlighten your minds! Happy Museum Day!
Happy International Museum Day! A museum is an adventure trip to knowledge!