The Museum of Dinosaurs of Salas de los Infantes adheres one more year to the celebration of this international event with a program aimed at all audiences of activities to be developed during the month of May.
Since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) celebrates the International Day of Museums, on May 18. This international event unites countries from all continents. Throughout these last years, the International Day of the Museums has achieved the participation of some 30,000 museums that organized activities in more than 120 countries.
The International Museum Day 2019 will focus on the new roles that museums play as active actors in their communities.
"Museums as cultural hubs: The future of tradition"
The International Museum Day 2019 will focus on the new roles that museums play as active actors in their communities. The role of museums in society is changing. Museums are continually reinventing themselves to be even more interactive, audience-centric, community-oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile. They have become cultural hubs that function as platforms where creativity is combined with knowledge and where visitors can co-create, share and interact.
While preserving their main missions (collection, conservation, communication, research, exhibition), museums have transformed their practices to approach the communities they serve. Today they look for innovative ways to address contemporary social problems and conflicts. Acting locally, museums can also defend and mitigate problems on a global scale, proactively facing the challenges facing our society. As institutions at the heart of their communities, they have the power to establish a dialogue between cultures, to build bridges for a peaceful world and to define a sustainable future.
As museums develop more and more in their roles as cultural centers, they also find new ways to honor their collections, stories and legacies, creating traditions that will have new meanings for future generations and a new relevance for a contemporary and global audience. increasingly diverse. This transformation, which will have a profound impact on the theory and practice of museums, will also force museum professionals to rethink museums' own value and to question the ethical limits that define the very nature of their work.
Being both a focal point for the community and an integral part of a global network, museums offer a platform to translate the needs and visions of their local communities into a global context.