This rain is getting pretty old, isn’t it?? Well, enjoy International Museum Day today Wednesday May 18th and get free admission all day to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts or the American Swedish Historical Museum and more.
Every year since 1977, International Museum Day, sponsored by the International Council of Museums, is held worldwide sometime around 18 May. From America and Oceania to Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in developing society.
The theme for International Museum Day 2011 is Museum and Memory. Museums preserve memories and tell stories. They have in their collections numerous objects that are fundamental to the memory of the communities we live in. These objects are the expression of our natural and cultural heritage. Many of them are fragile, some endangered, and they all need special care and conservation. International Museum Day 2011 will be an opportunity to discover and rediscover your individual and collective memory.
So get your raincoats and rainboots on and pack up the kiddos and head out to a museum you have never explored before. Why not? It’s free!!!