International Museum Day. 18 May
Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations.
In 1977 the International Council of Museums (ICOM) launched International Museums Day with the aim of drawing attention to the role of museums in society. We will be celebrating this years event on Friday 18 May with free entry to the Museum and an audioguide for all visitors. There will also be a raffle of ten free memberships of the Friends of the Museum association for one year.
Pass the word!
Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is held worldwide sometime around 18 May. From America and Oceania to Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in developing society.
The theme for 2012 is Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations.
Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate, all shared by social media. Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of this background.
Museums in a Changing World is recognition that institutions are faced with interpreting, and existing in, a field that is becoming increasingly fluid. Each may face a unique set of goals, interests and audiences.