International Museum Day
About International Museum Day
When is International Museum Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 18
International Museum Day is today. This May 18 holiday is a good opportunity to visit, appreciate, and support your local museum. Museums enrich our lives. They record history, human artifacts, and the treasures of the earth. Museums display and preserve a wealth of art of all kinds. They tell the story of mankind and its successes.
The best museum in the United States is the Smithsonian. It is located in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian is actually a collection of several themed, museums. There is so much to see and learn. It takes days to explore them.
The goals of International Museum Day are to allow museum professionals to meet the public and to make the public aware of the 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.
How to Celebrate and Participate in International Museum Day
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.
- Explore them online.
- Make a donation.
“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 special holiday was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums.
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