This Saturday, May 18th, is International Museum Day. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is recognized worldwide with the motto: “Museum are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
Do you think museums have the capability of bringing people together in mutual understanding? When was the last time you had a conversation with a stranger in a museum about a work of art? If you never have, why not?
To mark this unique day, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) highlights an issue affecting all cultural organizations. This year’s theme is: “Museums (Memory + Creativity)= Social Change.” Read More