International Museum Day

International Museum Day

19 May 2019

The worldwide event aims to raise awareness of museums' contributions to society and culture. In Berlin many museums open their doors for special tours and activities.

Bode Museum

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Entrance hall of Bode Museum at Museum Island in Berlin.

Every year since 1978 the worldwide community of museums has celebrated the International Museum Day. Organised by the International Council of Museums ICOM, the event highlights the role of museums in enriching society, promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding among peoples. In 2017, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in about 145 countries. The theme in 2018 is "Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics".

Special events and guided tours

Under the patronage of the President of the Federal Assembly (Bundesrat), museums in Berlin and all over Germany celebrate the International Museum Day with special events and guided tours, workshops and talks. Visitors are invited to discover the diverse collections and its gems and to learn about their cultural significance.

Photo Gallery (in German)

Internationaler Museumstag 2017

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    Internationaler Museumstag
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    Internationaler Museumstag
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    Internationaler Museumstag
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Opening Hours
19 May 2019
Useful hints
The full list of museums in Berlin that participate in 2019 can be found on the International Museum Day's website.
Internet
Official German website of the International Museum Day (in German)
Museumisland in Berlin
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Last edited: 17. July 2018