Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today Is...

(image courtesy of ICOM)

International Museum Day! And in honor of that, you can visit museums in and around Atlanta for free. So if you have the time, head out to the Emory Michael C. Carlos, the High, or MODA to name a few options. Since 1977, the International Council of Museums, or ICOM, has been recognizing this day in order to raise awareness of the importance of museums to the development of society. More than 30 years after its inception, there are now almost 30,000 museums participating in over 100 countries.

(image courtesy of ICOM)

The theme this year is "Museums and Memory," which celebrates museums for preserving our memories of the past, and for maintaining the objects which express our cultural heritage. Help show your support for your local museums by visiting today for free!

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