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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2017
18/05/2017

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PRESS RELEASE

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works and the Cyprus National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), announces that, within the framework of International Museum Day, 2017 (18th May), under the theme “Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museum”, and the European Night of Museums (20th May 2017) numerous events will be organised with free entrance. The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. Organised on and around the 18th of May each year, International Museum Day celebrations can last a day, a weekend or a whole week. Participation in International Museum Day is growing internationally. In 2016, more than 35,000 Museums participated in the celebrations, in around 145 countries. In Cyprus, this year’s programme includes events organized in 22 Museums, from the 10th to the 27th of May 2017.

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