International Museum Day to be Celebrated on 18 May, 2019

In the year 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) formed International Museum Day with the aim to increase awareness amongst public about the role of museums. To tell how museums contribute in society’s development. In 2014, International Museum Day received record‐breaking participation. More than 35,000 museums organized events in about 145 countries.

The objective of International Museum Day is to tell that museums are an important means of exchanging culture and cultural enrichment. It also plays a major role in the development of mutual understanding, peace and cooperation in people. Every year on 18 May, events and activities are organized to celebrate International Museum Day, which last either for a day, a weekend or for a whole week.

Why don’t you make a plan to witness such events by visiting any of the world’s popular museum. Below mentioned are some of the most popular Museums of the world.

1. The Hermitage, Russia

The Hermitage Museum located in Russia is a massive museum, which has the largest collection of paintings in the world. It is considered as a stunning place that covers the world history right from the Stone Age till the present times. The most remarkable thing about this museum is its impressive Golden Rooms with their golden gems.

The Hermitage Museum

2. The Louvre, France

The Louvre museum of France remains thronged and always has a long queue at its door. But the wait seems worth it when you get to see the greatest and most well known museum of the world. The unique painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is the highlight of this museum. Besides, there are thousands of other valuables of human civilization from Asia, Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome.

Louvre Museum in Paris

3. The Egyptian Museum, Egypt

If you are passionate about art and like to explore Egyptian art then visit the Egyptian Museum in Egypt. There you will get to see the huge and unique collection of Egyptian art. The various treasures of the museum include a popular Mummy Room which holds the famous artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The Egyptian Museum, Egypt

4. The Acropolis Museum, Greece

The Acropolis Museum located in Greece has a stunning transparent ground floor gallery made of glass. It provides interesting history and while sloping upward an amazing view of the archaeological excavation can be seen. Visitors can enjoy the displayed objects in the Archaic Gallery under changing natural light.

Acropolis Museum

5. The British Museum, England

It is the largest museum of Britain that looks after the archaeological collection of the nation along with its ethnography, which includes the prehistoric bones to chunks of Athens’ Parthenon. Not only this, it also includes the Assyrian palace rooms to the exquisite gold jewels.

The British Museum, England

Indian Museums to be Visited

India itself has so many exquisitely constructed museums with unique contains to display. Below mentioned are some of the unique and must to visit museums in India:

1. Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

This museum was built in the 20th century, which has been renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharajah Museum. It was built by the citizens in cooperation with the Govt. of India to honor the arrival of the Prince of Whales. It is located near the Gateway of India, in Mumbai that tells the tale of the bygones.

Prince of Wales Museum

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2. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, New Delhi

It was built by the well-known political cartoonist, K. Shankar Pillai, which has been named as Shankar’s International Dolls Museum. The museum has the largest collection of costume dolls than anywhere in the world. It is located on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, in New Delhi. The interior of the Museum has two equal sections.

Shankar's International Dolls Museum

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3. National Rail Museum, New Delhi

The National Rail Museum is located at Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi. It focuses on the heritage of Indian railway. It has both indoor and outdoor displays. There is a toy train that offers ride, taking you around the site.

National Rail Museum

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4. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

The Salar Jung Museum is one among the 7 Wonders of Hyderabad. It has a huge collection of precious objects like Ivory and Marble sculptures. Salar Jung Museum is an art museum and is popular for being the largest one-man collections from around the World. This museum has the largest collection of artifacts in the world. Therefore, it is considered as the major attraction of Hyderabad.

Salar Jung Museum

5. The Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad

The Calico Museum of Textiles located in Ahmedabad is known for its uniqueness and displays of ancient times. This is considered as one of the finest textile museums of the world. An intricately wooden-carved Haveli houses this museum. The museum is managed by the Sarabhai foundation.

The Calico Museum of Textiles

Make this day special with us by visiting some of the well-known and unique museums of India and witnessing the events organized there. Explore the art and culture of the above mentioned places by visiting these distinctive and captivating museums.

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