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International Museum Day 2022

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.

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