Tearing off another calendar sheet, you can see the number 18. It is on May 18 that they celebrate museum day. In addition, this holiday has become international, and it is celebrated in more than 150 countries of the world!
This holiday is not so many years old. International Museum Day began to celebrate only in 1977. With simple mathematical operations, it can be calculated that in 2012 this holiday has an anniversary - 35 years as the International Museum Day is celebrated! The decision to create such a day was made at a meeting of the International Council of Museums.
It is May 18th that the doors of museums are open for everyone absolutely free. There are always a lot of people in museums that day, even if this is a working day. People are happy to visit these places, relax culturally, get enlightened, learn a lot of new things and just talk. Guides are always happy to meet guests in the walls of their museums. Therefore, they are also happy to share their knowledge with museum visitors.
Every year, museum day is held in different ways. The theme for 2012 will be Museums in a Changing World. Nowadays, cultural values are forgotten, young people are interested in completely different things. It is this day that is bound to increase interest in museums. The topic is very relevant and interesting. In 2011, there was such a topic: Museums and Memory, and in 2010 - Museums in the name of social harmony.
Well, congratulations to all those who have dedicated their lives to working in museums, helping museums, creating museums, and of course, congratulations to those who go to the museum that day!