INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATIONS
- Published: Tuesday, 03 October 2017 14:23
Since 1997, every 18 May we celebrate the international Museum day worldwide. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society and how they can be used as tools for creating peaceful communities.
International Museum Day 017 was celebrated under the theme of Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums. This theme focuses on the role of museums that, by working to benefit society, become hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people. The acceptance of a contested history is the first step in envisioning a shared future under the banner of reconciliation. Saying the unspeakable, museums looks at how to understand the incomprehensible aspects of the contested histories inherent to the human race. It also encourages museums to play an active role in peacefully addressing traumatic histories through mediation and multiple points of view.