This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
ICOM (International Counsel of Museums) Advisory Committee organizes the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week, or even a month.
Museums and Cultural Landscapes is the theme of International Museum Day 2016. According to the ICOM website, "Highlighting the link between museums and cultural heritage enhances the idea of museums as territorial centres involved in actively protecting the cultural landscape."
We encourage you to visit your local museum and enjoy this special day to the fullest!