Even if a plant becomes a tree, it remains alive as long as it is attached to the roots. Similarly, it is necessary to remember history for the development of the world. Our culture, tradition, historical days, people, and heritage should be preserved, so that we can find the right path of development. Realizing this need, countries around the world preserve the remnants and artifacts of memories having their culture, tradition, and historical importance in a safe place. It is called a museum. The museum is the bridge between the people and future generations and the memories of the past, which connects us with history. There are many large, very old and popular museums around the world to make people aware of history and to preserve the things related to it. International Museum Day is also celebrated every year to explain the importance of these museums. In the next slide, know the history of International Museum Day, and the reason and importance behind celebrating this day.
When is International Museum Day celebrated?
International Museum Day is celebrated every year on 18 May. Museum Day is celebrated in many countries of the world. By 2009, Museum Day was celebrated in more than 90 countries. At the same time, the number of countries participating in International Museum Day reached 129. There are more than 30000 museums across the world that celebrate this day.
History of Museum Day
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) first came up with the idea of celebrating Museum Day and started celebrating this day in 1977. After that, International Museum Day was celebrated every year on 18 May. Museums established in many countries of the world celebrate this day and organize programs to spread awareness about the importance of museums.
Know about iCom
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an organization whose main function is to preserve things of historical, religious, and cultural importance. ICOM has 31 international committees around the world. Apart from this, ICOM also works to prevent illegal smuggling of imported goods. Also provides help to museums in case of emergency.
The theme of International Museum Day 2023
Every year a theme is decided for International Museum Day, which is decided by the International Council of Museums. The theme of International Museum Day 2023 is 'Museum Sustainability and Wellbeing'.