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Museum day

18 May.

Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwidearound May 18.

This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
ICOM Advisory Committee organises the theme of this eventthat, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month.
From America to Oceania including Africa, Europe and Asia, this international event has confirmed its popularity.
These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organised activities in more than 100 countries.

History of ICOM

Over the years, ICOM has evolved in accordance with international museum professionals’ needs worldwide, keeping in mind its main mission. More than 60 years after its creation, the organisation continues to represent the globalmuseum community.

*1946 - 1947: ICOM is born
Within a year of its creation, two meetings marked the birth of the International Council of Museums. The first took place in Paris on the occasion of ICOM's creation at the initiative of Chauncey J. Hamlin (US) who became the first president of the organisation. The second meeting, the organisation's first General assembly, took place in Mexico.

*1947 - 1968: ICOM grows up

*1968 - 1977: Crisis and transition years

*1977 - 1989: ICOM goes international

*1989 - 1996: Efficiency and Universality

*1996 - 2004: A new era of activities

*2004 - today: ICOM opens up to Asia

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Rakesh khudia

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