International Museum Day – May 18

May 18, 201933 days 00
  • International Museum Day is celebrated annually on May 18.
  • The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of museums as means of cultural exchange.
  • The International Council of Museums organized the first International Museum Day in 1977.
  • The theme of 2019 celebration is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”.

  • The World’s first public museum was founded in Britain in 1753.
  • Started in 1851, the Government Museum or Madras Museum in Chennai is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata.

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