Today is International Museum Day 2015!

Today, Monday, the 18th of May, is International Museum Day (IMD!

Usually, I like to give advance acknowledgment of days like today, but this one snuck on me.

Nevertheless, this year’s theme is “Museums for a Sustainable Society.” The theme highlights the role of museums in raising public awareness about the need for a society that is less wasteful, more cooperative and that uses resources in a way that respects living systems.

Click here to be whisked away to the official Website that will allow you to follow today’s events from around the world.

My sources tell me that in the Pacific Islands region museums are celebrating today through special programs, exhibitions, community outreach programs and ‘Nights at the Museum’ events.

To celebrate today’s IMD , CNN has posted a site that looks at fascinating new museums that are currently under construction from around the world. Check it out!

Don’t forget to contact your local museums for any IMD events. Perhaps, free admission will be offered!

Natonal Art Gallery

The art gallery at the National Archives and National Library building, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Happy IMD Day!

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Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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