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International Museum Day

Top facts about museums: the Spam Museum at Austin, Minnesota, has Spambassadors giving out Spam cubes on sticks; the Museum of Death in Hollywood includes a head severed by the guillotine in France and Liberaces stuffed cat; the Garbage Museum in Stratford, Connecticut, closed in 2011 after 16 years exhibiting rubbish.
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.
International Council of Museums (ICOM) 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.
From America to Oceania including Africa, Europe and Asia, this international event has confirmed its popularity.
These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organised activities in more than 120 countries.
Source: icom.museum
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Quotes & Wishes - A cultural necessity A cultural necessity

Museums have no political power, but they do have the possibility of influencing the political process. This is a complete change from their role in the early days of collecting and hoarding the world to one of using the collections as an archive for a changing world. This role is not merely scientifically important, but it is also a cultural necessity.
(Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life Of The Natural History Museum)
Richard Fortey
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Quotes & Wishes - A painting in a museum A painting in a museum

A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.
Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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Quotes & Wishes - A place where one should lose ones head A place where one should lose ones head

A museum is a place where one should lose ones head.
Renzo Piano
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Quotes & Wishes - After all After all

After all, isnt the purpose of the novel, or of a museum, for that matter, to relate our memories with such sincerity as to transform individual happiness into a happiness all can share?
(The Museum of Innocence)
Orhan Pamuk
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Quotes & Wishes - All great paintings All great paintings

Eventually, all great paintings end up in museums.
Jacques Barbeau
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