International Museum Day
Museums are one of the most educational places on earth. Museums are the best place to find so many historical pieces that tell stories about our ancestors. Museums have everything, from prehistoric spears and Egyptian mummies to ancient Greek sculptures and medieval armor to the first radios and planes used during WWI. There are millions of people who have direct access to museums but never visited one.
This could be due to a variety of reasons. Perhaps they don’t want to look at the past, or they aren’t aware how different it is today and are afraid they will lose interest. No matter what reason, International Museum Day is a great opportunity to make the most of the wealth of knowledge museums have to offer.
Many people might wonder why they would invest in International Museum Day when they can get all the information they need through modern technology. To answer this question fairly, you only need to do a Google search.
You can easily go online to get the answer you are looking for. Yes, it is possible, but you should realize that the answer you get may not be what you expected.
An alarming study was conducted in 2016 to determine how many historical facts online are true. As of November 2016, 48% of historical facts online were incorrect or misrepresented. You might want to consider this when deciding where you should place your fair.
Education is essential. International Museum Day is a day to encourage education.
International Museum Day was created by the International Council of Museums in 1977. Each year, the organization coordinates an event with a different theme. The themes include globalization and indigenous peoples, bridging cultural differences, and caring about the environment.
Since 1977, all museums worldwide have been invited to take part in this day that promotes the role of museums throughout the world by organizing fun and free activities around the theme of the year.
Since its inception, International Museum Day has grown in popularity. In 2009, International Museum Day was celebrated by over 20,000 museums from more than 90 countries. The number of museums participating in International Museum Day 2012 grew to 30,000 across 129 countries.
We have been fortunate to be able to live in a society that, while technology seems to want the upper hand, has some cool things that are now commonplace that were previously reserved for a specific demographic.
The number of participants was slowly increasing almost a decade back, but they have increased at an even faster rate over the past five years. This may make us wonder why. The truth is that history is now considered cool.
Although we live in a technologically driven society, it seems that people gravitate to the things that link them to a world that is losing their fear of losing.
There are more tourists visiting museums around the globe today than ever before. And, more importantly, there are more students of history studying at degree level than any time in history.
It is possible that this is just an era of geek chic and students wanting to be more culturally aware. But, if we pause for a moment, is it possible that International Museum Day helped whole new generations fall in love again with history?
Although the truth might be both, one thing is certain: International Museum Day, while not as well-known as other days, is still something that should be celebrated.
It is a great way to celebrate International Museum Day. You can take your family or friends along, or even your kids, to visit a nearby museum. The museums closest to you may be those that are related to anything, depending on where you live. These could include museums that deal with fashion, astronomy, archaeology, art, or natural history. You might consider taking a day trip to another city to see a museum that is more in line with your interests. A friend or two can carpool to make the trip more affordable and possibly even more enjoyable.
You should also think about how you can tolerate crowds. International Museum Day is a popular event worldwide. It is likely that large museums, particularly those with a lot of visitors, will be crowded. You may not want to stand in long lines or navigate through crowds of people trying to find every object. Instead, visit the museum you choose a few days prior or after International Museum Day.
Museums are quiet places that one can visit on weekdays to learn about the lives of our ancestors and reflect on what influenced them to act and develop as they did. No matter how you celebrate Museum Day, don’t let this chance to learn about the history and evolution of humanity pass by!