International Museum Day 2023: Every year on May 18, International Museum Day is observed to highlight the significance of museums as cultural institutions. It aims to increase public awareness of the value that museums bring to society through their support of learning, cross-cultural interaction, and heritage preservation.

On this day, museums all around the world provide a variety of events, including exhibitions, tours, workshops, and talks, inviting visitors of all ages to discover and interact with diverse forms of art, history, science, and culture. International Museum Day gives people the chance to enjoy the many communities' rich cultural legacy, fostering understanding and conversation while promoting creativity and lifelong learning.


International Museum Day History 

The annual observance of International Museum Day raises awareness of the value of museums in cultures all across the world. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) took the initiative to establish it during the ICOM General Assembly in Moscow, Russia, and it was first observed on May 18, 1977. The purpose of this day is to increase public awareness of the importance of museums for intercultural dialogue, education, cultural enrichment, the growth of mutual understanding and teamwork, and heritage preservation.


International Museum Day 2023 Theme 

In 2023, IMD will focus on the theme of "Museums, Sustainability and Well-being". This theme highlights the important role that museums can play in promoting sustainability and well-being. 


International Museum Day Significance

International Museum Day is a notable occasion that was originally recognised on May 18, 1977, and is now observed every year on that date. It seeks to increase awareness of the significant part museums play in fostering interaction, enrichment, and understanding between cultures. This day offers a chance to emphasise the value of museums as institutions that help preserve and promote our shared heritage.


International Museum Day Quotes 

  • “Painter, you are not a speaker! Paint so and be silent!” – Salvador Dali

  • “A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can.” – Maira Kalman

  • “The modern world thinks of art as very important: something close to the meaning of life.” – Alain de Botton

  • “The best introduction to art is to stroll through a museum.The more art you see, the more you’ll learn to define your own taste.” – Jeanne Frank

  • “Art is limitation. The essence of every picture is the frame.” – G. K. Chesterton

  • “A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can.”— Maira Kalman