Every year since 2020, the International Museum Day has supported a set of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2024, the activities to be promote will focus on Goal 4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; and Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Celebrated annually on May 18th, International Museum Day was created in 1977 by ICOM, with the aim of promoting reflection, among society, on the role of museums in its development.
More and more museums around the world are taking part in this global celebration. Last year, 37 000 museums in 158 countries and territories joined the event.