International Museum Day
International Museum Day is celebrated on 18th May every year. It was declared in the year 1977 by the International Council of museums and has become a custom to celebrate it every year since then. The theme for International Museum Day 2021 is “The Future of Museums: Recover and Re-imagine”. The museum not only stores a huge part of the history of evolution by also offers an insight into the zeitgeist of different eras. The celebration of International Museum Day is to protect and promote the cultural as well as Natural Heritage that is stored securely in museums.
18th May is quite a significant day for people associated with museums as well as those people who cherish museums. The significance of understanding the past has quite an impression on everyone and plays a pivotal role in shaping the young minds. Museums are important centres that conserve and exhibit historical art effects which allow people to understand how the evolution of mankind and animals have proceeded throughout the ages.
The objective of celebrating International Museum Day is to promote and make people aware of the different challenges that many museums face all across the world. It is no doubt an essential part of our society and heritage and therefore should be protected under any circumstance. Every year various museums from all over the world are invited to join the celebration of Museum Day.
The State of Karnataka has several museums. The Postal Museum exhibits different objects that are related to communication and the post office. It is essential to store all the important objects that have made communication possible at one point in time for the future generation to understand. Another museum which is called the Heritage Centre and Aerospace show different types of fighter planes and engines or jets that are used in aviation. The Heritage Museum, as well as the Living Textile Museum, is more concerned with the history of Karnataka and is extremely educational.
On International Museum Day, these establishments are decorated and several activities are held that encourage people to participate and learn about Heritage and Culture. The museums come alive due to extraordinary decorations that use beautiful colours and lighting. Karnataka truly knows how to preserve history and historical artifacts through the promotion and protection of the different museums located within the state.