Greece Celebrates International Museum Day with Free Admission and Activities

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On May 18th, museums worldwide commemorate International Museum Day, an occasion marked by free admission to museums nationwide and a plethora of engaging activities. Throughout May, museums and cultural institutions organise exhibitions, educational programs, and events aimed at fostering cultural exchange and appreciation.

Established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977, International Museum Day emphasises the role of museums as agents of cultural exchange, education, and peace-building. This year's theme, "Museums for Education and Research," underscores museums' significance as spaces where innovation intersects with tradition across various fields, from art and history to science and technology.

In Greece, the Hellenic Section of ICOM has designated the Museum of Modern Greek Civilization as an honorary museum for 2024, recognising its exemplary scientific and educational contributions. The main celebration will occur on May 18th at 19:00 in Athens, featuring guided tours and activities at the Museum of Modern Greek Culture, with free admission (registration required).

Throughout May, museums across Greece will host exhibitions and programs, promoting curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking among visitors. These institutions play a vital role in providing inclusive access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The celebration of International Museum Day in 2024 emphasizes the importance of sustainable development, resilient infrastructure, and innovation, contributing to a more empathetic and inclusive world. It underscores museums' role as dynamic cultural and educational hubs that enrich lives and promote understanding.

(Source: Amna)

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