International Museum Day – 18th May 2012

Posted on May 17, 2012 by


Here at The Exhibition List we love museums and what better time to celebrate than International Museum Day . This is a day to learn about museums and to appreciate and consider their role in our communities. Each year since its inception in 1977 the event is given a theme, this year is all about Museums in a Changing World…

“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.
But the necessity to thrive in the face of these changes is something that binds all institutions, large and small. Thus, IMD2012 is as much about museums growing and shaping their future, as it is about displaying and interpreting issues like climate change and new electronic media.”
Quote taken from ICOM Website

There are more than 30,000 museums in around 100 countries participating.

So why not get out to one of the many events going on tomorrow and over the weekend and let us know what you see!

We’d love to hear from you…