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International Museum Day 2022: History, Theme

International Museum Day 2022: History, Theme – The day of 18th May is observed as International Museum Day since 1977. the main purpose of this day is to create awareness regarding the fact that “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

International Museum Day 2022: Theme

  • In 2022, the theme for International Museum Day is ‘The Power of Museums’. 
  • The theme of International Museum Day 2021: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”.
2020Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion
2019Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition
2018Hyperconnected museum: New approaches, new publics
2017Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums 
2016Museums and Cultural Landscapes
2015Museums for a Sustainable Society

International Museum Day 2022: History

  • the International Council of Museums decided to create International Museum Day In 1977. the organisation has been celebrating this day since 1977.
  • On this day, a theme is released that points to globalisation, indigenous peoples, bridging cultural gaps, caring for the environment so on.
  • The main purpose was to promote the role of museums in the world by organising several activities. in 2009, over 90 countries became the part of International Museum Day attraction.
  • Next year in 2010, 98 countries participated, almost 100 countries in 2011 participated and in 2012 nearly 30,000 museums from 129 countries participated.

International Museum Day 2022: Celebrations

  • The celebration of this day is unique, many organisations plan to organise a free trips for people to visit the museum on this day that may be belonging to farming, fashion, space and astronomy, archaeology, art and culture, history so on.
  • Also, people like to visit nearby museums with their relatives, friends, and family.

About International Council of Museum (ICOM) –

Founded: 1946
Headquarters: Paris, France

International Museum Day 2022: FAQs

Q.1 what is the International Council of Museum (ICOM)?

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is known as a non-governmental organisation that works for maintaining formal relations with UNESCO and having a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Q.2 What is the aim of  International Museum Day?

International Museum Day aims to create awareness among people about the museums in the world as an important means of cultural exchange and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people.

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