The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day around 18 May, 2014. This year, the theme of the International Museum Day will be Museum collections make connections. This theme is a reminder that museums are living institutions that help creating bonds between visitors, generations and cultures around the world.
»Museums are constantly facing changes that bring them to reconsider their traditional mission and to find new strategies to attract visitors towards more accessible collections. Thus many museums revamp the traditional methods of presentation of their collections in order to involve the community and to remain in touch with their public.«adds ICOM President, Mr Dr Hans-Martin Hinz.
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. Momentum has been rising unabated ever since. In 2012, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with almost 35,000 museums hosting events in more than 143 countries.
More information: www.network.icom.museum/international-museum-day