ISLAMABAD: World Museum Day was observed on Monday (18 May). The theme of the International Museum Day this year is ‘Museums for a sustainable society’.
The objective of the 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.”
The initiative was created in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), with the aim of raising awareness about the role of museums in the development of society. In 2014, 35,000 museums from 145 countries took part.