International Museum Day

18th May 2017

In just a couple of weeks, museums and museum visitors worldwide will celebrate International Museum Day (IMD)!

Founded in 1977 by ICOM as an inclusive and participatory event to highlight the importance of museums as institutions serving society and its development, IMD is traditionally celebrated on or around 18 May.

In 2016, 35,000+ museums in some 145 countries participated in IMD! Are you ready to participate? You still have time to plan a special event or programme for International Museum Day! Don’t hesitate to download ICOM’s communication kit for museums, add your activity to the interactive map and watch the special IMD youtube playlist.



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