International Museum Day 2017: Saying the unspeakable

Every year since 1977, May 18th has been organized as International Museum Day. This year’s theme is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums.” So what’s unspeakable? Discussing¬†the impact on women of the...

International Museums Day

Since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has coordinated an International Museums Day, to celebrate everything we love about our museums and to raise awareness of issues museums face in their need for improvement. Museums are loved and valued because of...

So you want to be a Museum Curator

Curator for the USS Constitution Museum, Sarah Watkins, describes the Constitution’s rigging to Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England, and British Ambassador, Sir David Manning, during a tour of the museum on¬†June 25, 2004. Photo: Wikicommons Do you love...

The learning pleasure within museums

Girls in front of Anne Frank’s famous wall of pictures inside her attic room. http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Franks-History/From-hiding-place-to-museum/Visitors-over-the-years/ ¬† The International Council of Museums (ICOM) first embarked on the International...

Museums for Social Harmony

The Mixing Room, Te Papa Tongarewa Wellington, New Zealand The 2010 theme for International Museums Day is ‘Museums for Social Harmony’. Museums are many things to many people– storehouses of culture, material history and repositories of memory....

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