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2020/05/13

On the next 18th of May Celebrate the International Museum Day 2020

As happens every year, International Museum Day (IMD) will be celebrated on the forthcoming 18th of May 2020. The initiative is promoted by ICOM – the International Council of Museums.


With the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, the International Museum Day 2020 aims to celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities of museums, as well as the use of new tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and in the stories they tell.

The potential of museums to create meaningful experiences for peoples of all origins and backgrounds is central to their social value. As agents of change and trusted institutions, there is no time like the present for museums to demonstrate their relevance by engaging constructively in the political, social, and cultural realities of modern society.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdowns, it was decided to adapt the format and focus on digital activities, so, the International Museum Day 2020 is going  to be mainly digital, although since this event also coincides with the reopening date  in Portugal of the museums, palaces and monuments under DGPC's (Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage) supervision, some will have already in site activities. To mark the date and symbolism of the occasion, the minister of Culture decided to give free admission to all Museums, Palaces and Monuments under their supervision





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