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According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017.
The theme chosen for 2017 is "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums".
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
Organised on and around 18 May each year, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or a whole week.
While searching our archives for subject matter for this blog post on IMD, we immediately thought about a recent business tip to Washington DC for a regional conference.
During our free time, we visited the US Holocaust Museum. This museum definitely "says the unspeakable" through its exhibits. This was a dark time in the history of the world and hopefully by studying this time, it will never be repeated. Photo Album: Holocaust Museum
We encourage our guests to explore the world and learn about the history and culture of places visited. Museums are a great source of information. Take your children with you when you travel locally and abroad. Expose them to the wealth of knowledge housed in museums.
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