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May 23, 2019

Celebrating the success of international museum day!

A strong participation in museums from more than 150 countries and territories⠀

The community of museums celebrated International Museum Day (IMD) on 18 May around the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”. As it is the same theme as the ICOM General Conference Kyoto 2019, IMD kicked off the global conversation on the role of museums as active contributors in their communities.

From Canada to Indoniesia, from South Africa to Norwey, museums all over the world demonstrated how are reinventing themselves to become more interactive, audience focused, community oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile. The ICOM interactive map registered more than 5000 activities. Nearly 17,000 articles were published in media outlets from 112 countries and territories. On Facebook and Twitter, 46,000 messages have been sent, gathering a reach of millions of users!

This year Peter Keller, Director General of ICOM, was at the Museum of Natural History of Rabat to celebrate International Museum Day in Marocco, while Suay Aksoy, President of ICOM, was hosted by ICOM Serbia in Belgrade. She participated at the Annual awards ceremony and visited National Museum in Belgrade, Historical Museum of Serbia, Nikola Tesla Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and Aeronautical museum.