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International Museum Day
Why is it celebrated and its Importance

A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head
                                                                                                           Renzo Piano

Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people.” 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. 

Why is it celebrated?

International Museum Day is a global event that takes place every year and highlights the importance of museums in society. This day provides an opportunity for museum professionals to meet people who visit their workplace, alert them on challenges faced by museums around world-wide, as well raise public awareness about how important these institutions are today more than ever before!

The first International Museum Day was celebrated 40 years ago, and it has grown into an international event with more than 37000 museums participating in 2021. This year’s theme centered on ” The Power of Museums”. Museums seek to inspire people around the world by noting that they can be both fun places of learning as well as functional centers serving their needs.”

Importance of International Museum Day 


Museums are not only places of immense historical significance, but they play an important role in society by teaching us about our past and opening up new ideas. They have the power to transform people’s lives for generations yet still remain unknown outside their own walls.

Museums are the key actors in their communities, fostering social economy and scientific information on environmental challenges.

Museums are the perfect place to learn about sustainable development. They help people in their communities by fostering short-circuit and social economy, as well as disseminating scientific information on environmental challenges like climate change!

Museums have become innovative playing-grounds where new technologies can be developed and applied to everyday life. Digital innovation is making the museum more accessible, engaging with audiences in complex concepts that they may not otherwise understand without these interactive displays of data or information from around the world. 

A perfect example would include how technology has changed our understanding on climate change by allowing people access different glimpses into what’s happening globally as well at home through their mobile devices.


Museums are places of inspiration, education and discovery. They open our minds to new ideas while teaching us about the past that shapes who we are today—and tomorrow will be built on what was before it all began at these incomparable institutions of learning!

The International Council Of Museums says: “Museums have the power ‘to transform the world around us’. As incomparable spaces where people come from every corner taking part in shared experience – museums teach much more than just history or science; they inspire.