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Greek Events For International Museum Day 2014

International_Museum_Day_Greece_2014Greek museums will once again take part in the worldwide celebration of International Museum Day and open free of charge on Sunday 18 May 2014.

The theme for International Museum Day 2014 is “Museum collections make connections.”

On the occasion of International Museum Day on 18 May, several events have been scheduled from 3 May to 18 June at museums, monuments, archaeological sites and cultural institutions throughout Greece. Events include exhibitions, educational programs for students of primary and secondary education, workshops, conferences, lectures and guided tours.

To see the full program of events taking place in Greece, press here.

Honored Greek museum for 2014

Photo: GTP

Photo: GTP

The honored Greek museum this year will be the Byzantine and Christian Museum for its contribution to the protection, study and promotion of Byzantine culture, according to the International Council of Museums – Hellenic National Committee.

In 2014, the Byzantine and Christian Museum celebrates 100 years since its foundation. The main event of the celebration will be held on 12 May at the museum.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Momentum has been rising unabated ever since.

In 2013, 35,000 museums from 143 countries on five continents participated in International Museum Day.

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