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International Museum Day

Mona Lisa, International Museum Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 18

International Museum Day is a good opportunity to visit, appreciate, and support your local museum.

The goals of International Museum Day are to give museum professionals the opportunity to meet the public, and to make the public aware of challenges faced by museums. Each year, a different theme is promoted.

The largest museum in the world is the Louvre in Paris, France. Established in 1792, the Louvre is located in the Louvre Palace and is 782,910 square feet. It is a historic monument. The Louvre is home to the Mona Lisa.

Ways to celebrate International Museum Day:

  • Visit a museum
  • If you can't visit today, learn a little more about your local museum
  • donate to a museum
  • volunteer to work at a museum

Today's Quote: " Never follow in anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost." - - Ellen DeGeneres

History and Origin of International Museum Day:

This day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums.

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