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International Museum Day 2022: The Power of Museums
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: International

The theme – The Power of Museums

Museums have the power to transform the world around us. As incomparable places of discovery, they teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas — two essential steps in building a better future.

On International Museum Day 2022, which will take place on May 18th, we want to explore the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities through three lenses:

  • The power of achieving sustainability: Museums are strategic partners in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. As key actors in their local communities, they contribute to a wide variety of Goals, which include fostering short-circuit and social economy and disseminating scientific information on environmental challenges.
  • The power of innovating on digitalisation and accessibility: Museums have become innovative playing-grounds where new technologies can be developed and applied to everyday life. Digital innovation can make museums more accessible and engaging, helping audiences understand complex and nuanced concepts.
  • The power of community building through education: Through its collections and programmes, museums thread a social fabric that is essential in community building. By upholding democratic values and providing life-long learning opportunities to all, they contribute to shaping an informed and engaged civil society.

In this edition of International Museum Day, we invite you to join ICOM-US for it's International Museum Day Webinar: 21st Century Monuments Men and Women. Register here! 

Find out about events near you or share the ones you are organising on the interactive International Museum Day map. And use the #IMD2022 to share your museum's powers on social networks!
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