May 18 is the International Day of Museums

18 May 2020

The International Day of Museums is celebrated every year on May 18.

This holiday appeared in 1977, when at the regular meeting of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the proposal of the Russian organization to establish this cultural event was accepted.

Since 1978, the International Day of Museums has been observed in more than 150 countries.

Every year the festival has its own theme dedicated to museum activities.

The theme of the 2020 International Day of Museums is "The Museum as a Space of Equal Opportunities: Diversity and Inclusion".