From celebrating tribal traditions in Kenya to reconnecting with immigrant roots in Taiwan, tens of thousands of museums all over the world held International Museum Day activities in 2019. This year, however, the fortieth anniversary of International Museum Day (IMD), planned for May 18, will be different for museums that remain shut down in countries dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Council of Museums (ICOM)—a worldwide network of over forty-four thousand museum professionals at twenty thousand museums in more than 138 countries—is asking museums to share both on-site community and online digital activities celebrating the theme of “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.“ ICOM hopes that this special day will “become a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.”
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