May 18th. – International Museum Day
This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
The suggested theme for 2014 is: Museum collections make connections
This theme reminds us that museums are living institutions that help create bonds between visitors, generations and cultures around the world.
Museums are constantly facing changes that bring them to reconsider their traditional mission and to find new strategies to attract visitors towards more accessible collections. Thus many museums revamp the traditional methods of presentation of their collections in order to involve the community and to remain in touch with their public.
The museum is an institution that preserves and communicates the past, yet it is grounded in the present. In its very essence, it is a link between the generations, as it allows present and future generations to better comprehend their origins and history. This theme also emphasizes the collaborations between museums worldwide and their importance for cultural exchanges and the knowledge of the world’s cultures.