Every year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with their public and highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development. ICOM selects each year for International Museum Day a theme that is at the heart of the concerns of society.
With the theme Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdowns, we decided to adapt the format and focus on digital activities, to promote the values of IMD while ensuring the safety of the public and staff alike.
Museums of Belarus have prepared online and on-site events for this day. A detailed program of events in the Belarusian museums is available on the official website of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus. Watch