News from Kamloops

May 16, 2013

International Museum Day

Kamloops, B.C. - The worldwide community of museums will celebrate the 36th Anniversary of International Museum Day around May 18th, 2013.

In 2013, Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change is the theme of International Museum Day. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Momentum has been rising unabated ever since. In 2012, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with almost 32,000 museums hosting events in more than 129 countries.

In support of International Museum Day, the Kamloops Museum and Archives will be offering free admission on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Visit the International Museum Day official website network.icom.museum/international-museum-day.

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Media Contact:
Melissa Baker, Museum Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3493
mbaker@kamloops.ca