International Museum Day (IMD) is held every year around 18 May: this weekend a lot of events will take place all around the world!
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. In 2012, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with over 32,000 museums hosting events in more than 130 countries.
This year, the International Museum Day (IMD) theme is “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change”. Reconciling their traditional mission of conservation with the creativity that is necessary for their revival and the development of their audiences – this is the evolution that museums are trying to undertake, with the strong belief that their presence and actions can transform society constructively.
For any further information about IMD and the programs offered all over the world, please visit the website of the event: http://imd.icom.museum