- Are there live and recorded videos from International Museum Day events?
- With respect to last year’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, what are examples of museums collaborating with Indigenous people on the inclusion and promotion of Indigenous languages?
- Which International Museum Day events have a Facebook event page?
- Which museums are tweeting about the International Day on Twitter?
- Is the poster available in Japanese?
- Can the ICOM map of activities and events be embedded on other websites?
¡Aquí está: el póster del Día Internacional de los Museos 2020!@IcomOfficiel
Nuestro objetivo para el #DIM2020 es movilizar todos los museos del mundo para promover la #Igualdad y celebrar la diversidad de perspectivas que conforman la comunidad del museo. pic.twitter.com/VQ4qHyHQNK
— ICOM México (@ICOMMx) December 13, 2019
Tu Youyou has played a crucial role in helping humankind fight malaria. She extracted a substance, artemisinin, from sweet wormwood extract that inhibits the malaria parasite. This book, donated to the Nobel Prize Museum is the first publication describing her results.#IMD2020 pic.twitter.com/UlNbu4X9bp
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) May 18, 2020
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) May 18, 2020
We've shared a lot about how you can pay our own museum a virtual visit lately.
This #InternationalMuseumDay, we thought we'd share how you can visit some of the world's other incredible natural history museums, all from your own home, with @googlearts🏛️🪲🦖🌿
THREAD >#IMD2020 pic.twitter.com/07RDAGvQDW
— Natural History Museum⁷ (@NHM_London) May 18, 2020
Wishing a very Happy International Museum Day to celebrate this day by visiting more and more museums to learn more and more about the heritage, culture and history.
photographs of #FineArt #Museum , Panjab University
(Click by me @vkinha )#InternationalMuseumDay pic.twitter.com/0Y2qDLCKx4
— Vikas Kinha 📷 ترقی جہاں (@vkinha) May 18, 2020
Lost City Museum has been posting social media tidbits, articles, activities, and photos of our museum’s grounds since our March 15 closure. Which has been your favorite? What kind of culture related activities have you participated in since quarantine? #cultureinquarantineMW pic.twitter.com/mfKvKBwF2q
— Lost City Museum (@lostcitymuseum) May 12, 2020
On #IMD2020, we are launching a free-to-enter international design competition, to radically (re)imagine and (re)design the museum as an institution, to help bring about more equitable and sustainable futures in the climate change era https://t.co/bNVnDINGyV pic.twitter.com/IKgtBWb7Ic
— Reimagining Museums for Climate Action (@climatemuseums) May 18, 2020
In International Museum Day🏛, let’s appreciate some prominent musea in the MEWA Region and their breathtaking collections.
(1) Istanbul Archaeology Museum — the home to over a million objects from Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic periods pic.twitter.com/cM7a86aGkH
— UCLG-MEWA Culture & Tourism (@MEWA_culture) May 18, 2020
To celebrate the #IMD2020 theme of Equality: Diversity and Inclusion we would like to highlight The Autism friendly Museum, a guide that includes social stories and sensory maps for Scienceworks visitors on the autism spectrum.
https://t.co/JdAKMI21uX @IcomOfficiel pic.twitter.com/SMM73b6U8b
— Scienceworks (@scienceworks_mv) May 18, 2020
May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
The potential of museums to create meaningful experiences for peoples of all origins and backgrounds is central to their social value. As agents of change and trusted institutions, there is no time like the present for museums to demonstrate their relevance by engaging constructively in the political, social, and cultural realities of modern society.
The challenges of inclusion and diversity and the difficulty of navigating complex social issues in increasingly polarised environments, while not unique to museums and cultural institutions, are important ones, due the high regard in which museums are held by society.
An increasing public expectation for social change has catalysed a conversation around museums’ potential for social good in the form of exhibitions, conferences, performances, education programmes, and initiatives created. However, there remains much to do to overcome conscious and subconscious power dynamics that can create disparities within museums, and between museums and their visitors.
These disparities can relate to many topics, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and identity, socioeconomic background, education level, physical ability, political affiliation and religious beliefs.
With the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.