International Museum Day 18 May

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International Museum Day is celebrated on 18 May across the world to raise awareness about how important museums are in the development of society.

  • Background

  • International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums.

  • The day aims to raise awareness of museums as an important means of cultural exchange, promotion of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace between peoples.

  • About International Council of Museums (ICOM)

  • It is the main and only organisation of museums and museum professionals with a global scope, committed to the promotion and protection of natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible heritage.

  • It serves as a network of museum professionals (35,000 members in 137 countries) dealing in a wide range of museum and heritage-related disciplines.

  • It was established in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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