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International Museums Day 18th May 2022

International Museum Day 2022, which will take place on May 18th, will focus on exploring the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities - get involved!

18 May 2022


Museums have the power to transform the world around us. As incomparable places of discovery, they teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas — two essential steps in building a better future.

International Museum Day 2022 will focus on exploring the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities through three lenses:

  • The power of achieving sustainability: Museums are strategic partners in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. As key actors in their local communities, they contribute to a wide variety of Goals, which include fostering short-circuit and social economy and disseminating scientific information on environmental challenges.
  • The power of innovating on digitalisation and accessibility: Museums have become innovative playing-grounds where new technologies can be developed and applied to everyday life. Digital innovation can make museums more accessible and engaging, helping audiences understand complex and nuanced concepts.
  • The power of community building through education: Through its collections and programmes, museums thread a social fabric that is essential in community building. By upholding democratic values and providing life-long learning opportunities to all, they contribute to shaping an informed and engaged civil society.

In this edition of International Museum Day, ICOM invites you to join thousands of museums around the world in unleashing the power of museums. Whether in-presence or online, don’t forget to share your ideas for International Museum Day 2022. Don't forget to tag @NImuseums in your International Museum Day social media, we're keen to see what you're up to and share your activities! 

For more information on how to participate see