On May 18th, Museums of the world are celebrating International Museum Day with free admission and other special activities.
The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.
Organized on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or an entire week.
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society.
IMD was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago. All around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day. Last year, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories.
International Museum Day is also a fantastic opportunity for museum professionals to meet their public. At the heart of society, museums are institutions dedicated to its development.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
"Museums preserve heritage for future generations, promote lifelong learning, provide equal access to culture and spread the values on which humanity is based, said."
Teachers have an entire weekend to talk about art and culture visiting museums live or virtual and celebrating museums at school.
Check out some pedagogical ideas to explore and support activities at a museum and/or at school with your students:
Well, let us enjoy then a cultural adventure going at Museums that were closed so many months. Believe me, your students will be creative admiring art, and will develop incredible activities. Museums want to recover and are reimagining, by preparing fantastic activities to this big occasion. To have their public again.
This year, we needed art.
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