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May 18 marks International Museum Day. Owing to the initiative and support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, a variety of interesting activities are planned online by Georgian museums.
"Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion" is the main theme for International Museum Day 2020. As an active educational, cognitive, and cultural institution, it is one of the museums’ to priority to follow these principles, ensuring an active involvement of various segments of society in museum life.
This year, the International Museum Day was also joined by private museums. The activities planned for May 18 will be held remotely, in a digital format. Museums will offer the public online exhibitions, virtual tours, educational programs, curatorial blogs, engaging exhibit stories, numerous videos and more.
International Museum Day was established on May 18, 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and has been celebrated by the International Museum Society for more than 40 years. The International Council of Museums is a unique network of museum professionals with more than 35,000 individual members, 20,000 museums, 172 local and international committees. It is on the International Museum Day that museums from different countries plan creative events and activities related to the theme of the International Museum Day every year.
Within the framework of the International Museum Day, with the initiative and support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, "Night at the Museum" promotion is being held in almost all museums of Georgia. The visitor is given the opportunity to visit a museum of their preference and become a participant in a designated cultural event held within the scope of the promotion. This year, due to the limitations caused by the pandemic, and based on the recommendations provided by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the date of the rally “Night at the Museum” has been set to November 14-16, 2020.