May 14, 2012
Kamloops, B.C. - The worldwide community of museums will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of International Museum Day around May 18th, 2012.
In 2012, Museums in a Changing World: New Challenges, New Inspirations is the theme of International Museum Day. Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate. International Museum Day will allow its visitors to ponder the role of museums the era of new media, and to discover and rediscover how museums are looking to the future in terms of sustainable development.
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Momentum has been rising unabated ever since. In 2011, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with almost 30,000 museums hosting events in more than 120 countries.
In support of International Museum Day, the Kamloops Museum and Archives will be offering free admission on May 18th.
Visit the International Museum Day 2012 official website imd2012.icom.museum.
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Melissa Baker, Museum Educator
City of Kamloops