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    International Museum Day 2024: Celebrating Museums as Hubs of Education and Research

    International Museum Day 2024 is set to honour the invaluable role of museums in education and research. This year’s theme, “Museums for Education and Research,” underscores the pivotal function museums play in fostering knowledge and promoting scholarly pursuits.

    On Saturday, May 18th, state museums under the Ministry of Culture will join the global community in this annual festivity, which coincides with European Museum Night. This special day promises an array of activities designed to engage visitors of all ages and highlight the educational resources museums offer.

    A Global Tribute to Education and Research on International Museum Day 2024

    International Museum Day, established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977, aims to raise awareness about the critical role museums play in the development of society. Each year, museums worldwide participate by organizing special events and activities that emphasize the chosen theme. This year’s focus on education and research is particularly timely, reflecting the growing recognition of museums as dynamic spaces for learning and innovation.

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    State museums across the country have curated a variety of programs to celebrate the day. Visitors can look forward to interactive exhibitions, educational workshops, and special guided tours that provide deeper insights into the collections. These activities are designed not only to entertain but also to educate the public about the historical, cultural, and scientific treasures housed within these institutions.

    Embracing Museums as Pillars of Education and Lifelong Learning

    Museums have long been sanctuaries of knowledge, preserving the past while inspiring future generations. By emphasizing education and research, International Museum Day 2024 encourages museums to continue their essential work in supporting lifelong learning and fostering intellectual curiosity.

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    As we celebrate this day, it’s a reminder of the transformative power of museums. They are not merely repositories of artefacts but are vibrant centres for education and community engagement. The theme “Museums for Education and Research” invites us to explore and appreciate the myriad ways in which museums contribute to our understanding of the world and inspire us to learn and discover.

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