International Museum Day 2012
Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18.
This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
The International Council of Museum's Advisory Committee organises the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month. The theme for 2012 is 'Museums in a Changing World - New challenges, New inspirations'.
These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organised activities in more than 100 countries.
Several events to celebrate International Museum Day are taking place across museums in Dublin:
A tour of Unexpected Artworks in Dublin Castle will take place at 3pm on Friday, May 18th.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 645 8812 for bookings. This tour is free of charge.
National Gallery of Ireland:
A special free tour of some masterpieces of European paintings to mark this year's International Museum Day. With Gemma Sexton.
The tour starts at 2pm and finishes at 2.45pm. Please see www.nationalgallery.ie for more details. No booking required.
An Post Museum:
An Post Museum will be opening for free to the public to celebrate International Museum's Day on Friday 18th May 2012.
There will be two tours held during the day. Tour 1 will take place at 11am and Tour 2 at 3pm.
The meeting point will be under the portico of the GPO at the Cuchulain window.
Spaces are limited so early booking is advisable.
To book your place contact the Booking Officer on 01-7057420
Little Museum of Dublin:
The Little Museum of Dublin are offering half price entry on International Museum Day at €2.50. Click here for more details about the Little Museum of Dublin.
The Little Museum of Dublin are hosting a great exhibition featuring rare photographs of U2. Make sure to check it out while at the Little Museum of Dublin.