International Museum Day 2020 - Date, theme, significance
International Museum Day 2020 - Date, theme, significance

International Museum Day 2020 – Date, theme, significance

  • Museums play an important part in the development of society. They enlighten us with the numerous unknowns and take us to places we have never been before.
  • A museum describes the journey of a nation from prehistory to modernity by displaying the enriched historical artefacts such as tools, weapons, clothes and jewellery.
  • To mark the importance of the Museum, every year International Museum Day is observed.
  • International Museum Day is observed on May 18 every year to raise awareness among people about the museums.
  • Museums are an important means of cultural exchange and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people.
  • Museums are the closest one can get to time travel. Every year the event highlights a specific theme which changes reflect the basis of the international museum community’s preoccupations.


  • Each year there is a specific theme for the International Museum Day. The theme for International Museum Day 2020 is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.”

How it is celebrated?

  • Every year a number of activities take place during the International Museum Day celebration. The activities can be different in different countries based on the theme of the year.
  • Many museums all around the world offer a free trip to the museum. Many families and friends visit the museum on this day.
  • International Museum Day 2020 celebration is going digital! Museums from all over the world are invited to host online activities.


  • Every year, all the museums across the globe are invited to participate in the International museum day to promote the role of museums.
  • International Museum Day is significant for creating awareness about the role of museums in the development of society on an international level.

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