Each year since 1997, International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. The objective of IMD is to raise awareness of the fact that, "Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples."
International Museum Day always falls on May 18 or around this date. Each year, ICOM selects for IMD a theme that is at the heart of the concerns of society. All around the world, more and more museums participate in IMD. Now more than 37,000 museums have participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories.
The years 2020 and 2021 have been like no other. The COVID-19 crisis has swept the whole world abruptly, affecting every aspect of our lives, from the interactions with our loved ones, to the way we perceive our homes and cities, to our work and its organization.
With the theme "The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine", IMD 2021 invites museums, their professionals and communities to create, imagine and share new practices of co-creation of value, new business models for cultural institutions and innovative solutions for the social, economic and environmental challenges of the present.
As a leading institute in science field in Taiwan, the National Museum of Natural Science and its three Education Parks (921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan @ Wufong, Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park @ Chushan, and Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park @ Lugu) invite visitors to explore collections, see special exhibitions, and participate activities with FREE entry on the Museum Day, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. But please note: our ticketed theaters and special exhibitions are excluded.
- To find more information, visit the official International Museum Day website!