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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is held worldwide sometime around 18 May. From America and Oceania to Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in developing society. The theme for 2012 is 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.

As part of International Museum Day, several Philadelphia area museums are offering free admission including:

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Woodmere Art Museum
American Swedish Historical Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Don't miss this great opportunity to experience a new museum for free as part of this international celebration of museums!!

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