International Museum Day 2022:
Observed on 18th May every year.
- Theme for 2022: The Power of Museums.
- The Day was instituted in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
- ICOM is a membership association and a non-governmental organisation which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities.
- It is the only global organisation in the museum field.
- It was created in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
- It serves as a network of museum professionals (more than 40,000 members in over 138 countries).
- The ICOM Red Lists of Cultural Objects at Risk are practical tools to curb the illegal traffic of cultural objects.