International Museum day
Every year on may 18, anyone who has to do museums have the opportunity to celebrate their professional day. This is a very young holiday - it was officially recognized only in 1977.
International Museum day is celebrated the world from the moment when the XI conference of the International Council of museums, held in Leningrad and Moscow, on the proposal of the Russian delegation took the decision to establish an annual professional Museum Day. Note that this sentence belongs I. A. Antonova, Director of the Museum. A. S. Pushkin.
On this day the doors of museums open to all comers, absolutely free featuring new exhibits and facilities. Staff tell and educate in the spirit of the slogan: "Museums are an important means of enrichment cultures, cultural exchange and development cooperation, understanding and peace among Nations". For the holiday are timed for the opening of festivals, various exhibitions, themed lectures, readings, excursions, activities with children.
may 18, emphasised that it is essential that museums were not closed by the curators of the exhibits. It is necessary that they walked toward society. Love to Museum culture must be instilled from childhood, so that everyone could contribute to a repository of historical heritage of humanity.
Since 1977, each Museum Day has its own theme, and the Committee of Museums gives an overview of the activities related to this theme, making them available to the public.
Visitors used to the fact that this day is a holiday and are planning an extensive program of cultural activities. And in the museums of going to a large audience, even if it falls on a work day.
Storing and collecting the monuments of spiritual and material culture, museums spend most educational and scientific-educational work.
This holiday is timed "Night of the museums” which has become an international event. It is the night of 17 to 18 may and is an initiative of colleagues from France.
In our country the Night of museums was carried out repeatedly. In Russia, the shares have gladly joined private galleries and museums. Experts believe that soon the Night will get not less popular than the international day of museums.