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International Museum Day 2022

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To celebrate May 18, International Museum Day, please tag, tweet, and follow your fave museums on the social web.

Hashtags: #IMD2022 #InternationalMuseumDay

Key words: Access, Community-Driven, Digitization, Education, Sustainability

On International Museum Day 2022, ICOM wants to explore the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities through three lenses:

  • The power of achieving sustainability: Museums are strategic partners in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. As key actors in their local communities, they contribute to a wide variety of Goals, which include fostering short-circuit and social economy and disseminating scientific information on environmental challenges.
  • The power of innovating on digitalisation and accessibility: Museums have become innovative playing-grounds where new technologies can be developed and applied to everyday life. Digital innovation can make museums more accessible and engaging, helping audiences understand complex and nuanced concepts.
  • The power of community building through education: Through its collections and programmes, museums thread a social fabric that is essential in community building. By upholding democratic values and providing life-long learning opportunities to all, they contribute to shaping an informed and engaged civil society.

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  • Are there live and recorded videos from International Museum Day events?
  • With respect to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, what are examples of museums collaborating with Indigenous people on the inclusion and promotion of Indigenous languages?
  • Which International Museum Day events have a Facebook event page?
  • Which museums are tweeting about the International Day on Twitter?
  • Can the ICOM map of activities and events be embedded on other websites?

Digital and hybrid events

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May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).



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