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It’s time to relish our relics! International Museum Day 18 May 2015

International Museum Day

International Museum Day will draw awareness to how museums contribute to enriching and developing our societies!

The best thing about museums is how they link different cultures together – by showcasing artefacts from past times and different countries and by making museums available for travelling tourists to learn about other places and people.

‘Museums for a sustainable society’ will be this May’s theme.   I remember being taken to museums from a very young age.  I really got the bug and loved them!

My favourite was York Castle Museum.  I loved the objects, those little pieces of history that tell some wonderful stories!  And, because of the size of the place it seemed to take all day to wander round and take in the exhibits, displays and not forgetting, the wonderful Victorian street – Kirkgate!

International Museum Day was first established by The International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977 and the purpose of the day is to encourage awareness of the role of museums in the development of societies.

There will be lots going on in countries across the globe.  For example, Africa’s heritage can be overlooked and the aim is to make sure nothing important is forgotten about or left endangered.

Another main aim is to make our museums more accessible to young people.  So to start doing that, some exciting events will be held in museums throughout the world to help people of a younger age appreciate history more.

Visit the International Museum Day website to find out about the rest of the day’s goals and to get involved with the activities taking place.

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