Events for the International Museum Day in the Alentejo
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About the International Museum Day
The International Museum Day on May 18 is organized every year by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and promotes events and activities around the world. ‘The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) 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.” The event exists already since 1977. In 2018, thousands of museum in 158 countries and territories participated.
The International Museum Day 2019 focuses on the new roles of museums as active actors and cultural hubs in their communities.
The role of museums in society is changing. Once static institutions, museums are reinventing themselves to become more interactive, audience focused, community oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile. They have become cultural hubs functioning as platforms where creativity combines with knowledge and where visitors can also co-create, share and interact. For this reason, the theme chosen for International Museum Day 2019 is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”.International Council of Museums
List of Submitted Proposals for 2019:https://icom.museum/en/news/the-museum-definition-the-backbone-of-icom/
Proposal Portugal 2019:
“Um museu é uma instituição permanente, ao serviço da sociedade e de seu desenvolvimento e cultura. Precisa estar aberto a todos, é inclusivo para todos e para todas as crenças, raças e escolhas pessoais. Adquire, conserva, comunica e exibe todo o património para fins de educação, estudo e lazer.” – “A museum is a permanent institution in the service of society and its development and culture. Needs to be open to the all the public, is inclusive to all and to all beliefs, races and personal choices. Acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.”