Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18.
This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
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Today more than ever, museums are at the heart of cultural, social and economic issues in contemporary societies. They must face unique challenges related to their social, political and ecological environment.
ICOM develops relevant themes in its magazine ICOM News, during its General Conference and each year for International Museum Day. Below are some bibliographies for these themes.
Collecting Today for Tomorrow
Museums and Globalisation
Museums and Indigenous Peoples
Museums and Social Harmony
Museums and Tourism
Museums: Building Community
Spoliation of Jewish Cultural Property