International Day for Museums

Category: Culture
International Day for Museums around the world in 2025
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About International Day for Museums

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Dates of International Day for Museums
2025 InternationalMay 18
International Sun, May 18Observances Holiday
2024 InternationalMay 18
International Sat, May 18Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalMay 18
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2022 InternationalMay 18
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2021 InternationalMay 18
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Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day for Museums

Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18th. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding and peace among people.

Recently observed by more than 37,000 museums in more than 158 countries and territories.

The day is sponsored by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Paris, France.

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