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18th May: International Museum Day


International Museum Day (IMD)  is an international day held annually on 18th May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event focuses on a specific theme which changes every year reflecting a relevant issue facing museums around the world. 

IMD provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face and raise public awareness of the role museums play in the development of society.

The first International Museum Day took place in 1977. This year’s theme is “Museums for Education and Research”. 

Before visiting a museum, we suggest you practise your interpretation skills on relevant topics with some Speech Repository speeches on culture, research and education.

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