2019 International Museum Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)
The world!
United States

International Museum Day is an international day a celebration held every year on or around May 18, coordinated by the International Council of Museums. The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year and that is at the heart of the international museum community's preoccupations.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since.

In 2018, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with more than 40,000 museums hosting events in some 152 countries. International Museum Day 2019 will focus on the new roles of museums as active actors in their communities.

Check with your favorite museum ahead of time to see if it is one of the institutions participating. 


Photo Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art; Photo by Anthony Sinagoga for PHLCVB 

Event Type: 
Global Gateways
Cultural Awareness
History and Preservation
Travel and Tourism