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!
The art gallery at the National Archives and National Library building, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Happy IMD Day!