Save the Date(s): International Museum Day

It’s a little over a month to go until the annal celebration that is International Museum Day (IMD). Spear headed by ICOM (the International Council of Museums), International Museum Day has been celebrated worldwide around 18th May since 1997, and we thought it would be an apt to occasion to hold our next MuseUp. Whilst most countries celebrate on 18th May itself, the German speaking countries – Germany, Austria and Switzerland – always choose a Sunday and this year Sunday 12th May was chosen (which also happens to be Mother’s Day). So what day to hold our MuseUp on, the 18th May along with the rest of the world, or the 12th May along with Germany where we are based and the MuseUp will take place? We decided to go for the golden middle, so our next MuseUp will be on Wednesday 15th May! Our location will be the Kupferstichkabinett at the Kulturforum, part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and we’ll be releasing further details later this week about the exhibition in question, the MuseUp, and how to register.

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But wait, that’s not all! By popular request, we are also bringing back ‘Museum Memories Day‘ this year. Held two years ago for the first time, as a run up to International Museum Day, this has been our most successful event to date (not counting the Adopt-a-Museum project) and coincided with the IMD theme that year on “Museum and Memory”. This year the theme is Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change, and once again we’ll be asking you to share your most memorable museum moments with us on Twitter via the hashtag #MusMem. We’ll be releasing more details both here and on Twitter nearer the time, but it will once again take place as a run up to IMD on the 17th May, so please do save the date!

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So, just to recap:

Sunday 12th MayInternational Museum Day in Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Wednesday 15th May - MuseUp at the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin

Friday 17th MayMuseum Memories Day (#MusMem) on Twitter

Saturday 18th MayInternational Museum Day in most of the rest of the world

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