International Museum Day
Friday 18 May
, All day
, Outside New Zealand
Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations
Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate, all shared by social media. Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of this background.
Museums in a Changing World is recognition that institutions are faced with interpreting, and existing in, a field that is becoming increasingly fluid. Each may face a unique set of goals, interests and audiences.
Museums Aotearoa will be putting out media material, and will be very happy to highlight activities around the country - let them know what you have planned.
This year, ICOM is launching a photo contest, called Me in my Museum, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of International Museum Day! Come celebrate IMD's anniversary with us by taking a picture of yourself, alone or with friends, in your favourite museum, with the official logo created for the event displayed! Museum lovers everywhere are invited to participate and send in their photos before 22 April, 2012. The winner(s) will receive a "goodie bag" full of items from museum stores around the world.
All information is available on the IMD 2012 official website.
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