International Museum Day 2023- 18 May

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International Museum Day (IMD) is an annual international event organised by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on 18 May.

An Overview of the News

  • Each year, IMD focuses on a different theme that reflects a relevant issue or theme affecting museums globally.

  • The theme for this year 2023 is Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing.

  • IMD aims to raise public awareness of the important role museums play in the development of society.

  • The day encourages dialogue and exchange of ideas among museum professionals.

  • The first International Museum Day was organised by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977.

  • The adoption of an annual theme for the IMD began in 1992.

IMD's previous years' themes include:

  • 2022: The Power of Museums

  • 2021: The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine

  • 2020: Museum for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion

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