PM to inaugurate International Museum Expo 2023

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PM-to-inaugurate-International-Museum-Expo-2023On 18 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the International Museum Expo 2023 in New Delhi.

An Overview of the News

  • The expo is part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebration of Independence and will be organised to mark the 47th International Museum Day.

  • PM Modi will inaugurate the virtual walkthrough of the upcoming National Museum in North and South Block.

  • The objective of the National Museum is to display and highlight important historical events, personalities, ideas and achievements that have shaped India's past and present.

  • The Prime Minister will unveil several items including the mascot of the International Museum Expo, "A Day at the Museum", Directory of Indian Museums, Pocket Map of Duty Path and Museum Card.

  • The mascot of the International Museum Expo is a modern representation of the Dancing Girl made in the Chennapatnam art style using wood.

International Museum Day - 18 May

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

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

  • Its 2023 theme is Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing.

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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