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Get involved with International Museum Day, 18 May 2018

We want to reach out to those who want to be more involved in ICOM UK.  We would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to contribute reports, opinion pieces, and/or stories on international museum issues for our newsletter.  We would also like to hear from anyone who like to volunteer at events such as the Working Internationally conference and the annual luncheon at the Museums Association Conference.

One opportunity we want to highlight in particular is the chance to curate International Museums Day (18 May 2018) activities on behalf of ICOM UK. The theme is The Hyperconnected Museum: New Approaches, New Public’s (

Anyone interested in should contact Edmund Connolly (ICOM UK Committee Member) on  The deadline for applications is 12 February 2018.  The role will run 5 March - 1 June 2018.

You can access the role description HERE

You can access the application form HERE

International Museum Day website

Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around 18 May.  This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

ICOM Advisory Committee organises the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month.

From America to Oceania including Africa, Europe and Asia, this international event has confirmed its popularity.

These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organised activities in more than 120 countries.