Int’l Museum Day 2018: Free Admission to Iran Museums

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:20

Around 18 May, excitement will grow in museums worldwide for the celebration of the anniversary of a unifying and universal event, International Museum Day (IMD).

Entry will be free to heritage museums across Iran on May 18, “The scheme involves museums and historical sites which are affiliated with the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization,” the CHHTO announced in a press release on Monday.

This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. The theme chosen for 2018 is "Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics".

The tradition began in 1977, when ICOM established this particular celebration – the occasion for thousands of participating museums to organize events and activities around a common theme and to commit to their visitors, highlighting the valuable role played by museums as institutions that serve society and its development.

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

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