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Flags of (almost all) countries based out of which museum & heritage workers engaged with IMWD2017.

Mark your calendars for the 4th Int’l Museum Workers Day

#IMWD2018 Thursday JUNE 28

 

Founded by Homa Taj, International Museum Workers Day (IMWD) is a global community of heritage and museum professionals — including: artists, scholars, art historians, scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, curators, filmmakers, performance artists, designers & many other — whose expertise, years of experiences and dedication help create, discover, preserve, and disseminate our tangible and non-tangible cultural heritage.

On Thursday June 29th marked the 3rd International Museum Workers Day #IMWD2017.

To celebrate #IMWD2017, we invited museum and heritage workers from around the globe – including artists, scholars, art historians, scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, curators, filmmakers, performance artists, designers & many other whose expertise, years of experiences and dedication help create, discover, preserve, and disseminate our tangible and non-tangible cultural heritage.
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Last year, the annual museum advocacy project International Museum Workers Day IMWD was celebrated in 150+ countries. Some of the inspiring participants were based out of:

Bhutan, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Moldova, Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Mozambique, Ghana, Cameroon, Belaize, Oman, Madagascar, Jordan, Swaziland, Botswana, Congo, Jamaica, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwi, Benin, Vietnam, Papa New Guinea, Suriname, Brunei, Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Togo, Dominican Republic, Mali, Rwanda, Chad, Senegal, South Africa, Yemen … & numerous others …
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IMWD2017 also counted the participation of:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Musee Louvre; Galleria degli Uffizi; LACMA; El Museo Soumaya; Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin; The Gardner Museum; Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro; International Center of Photography; American Federation of Arts; LA Opera; Hispanic Society of America; National Museum Philippines;  AAMers (& Future of Museums); Museum Directors; International Council of Museums ICOM; ICOM USA; ICOM Canada; ICOM Italia; … & very many others…

Since IMWD2017(June 29, 2018), we have quadrupled our database of art, heritage and museum professionals and associations around the world.

 

Selection of international media’s coverage of IMWD2017:

Al Bagatti Valsecchi aperitivo e celebrazioni per il Museum Workers day! Milano Post (Italy)

Int’l Museum Workers Day: Magic and the Magicians, GiGlee Magazine (India)

Museumsmitarbeiter: Warum wir sie lieben sollten, Museumswissenschaft (Germany)

 Settimana densa al Bagatti Valsecchi! Italia Art Magazine (Italy)

Doppio aperitivo e celebrazioni per il Museum Workers day! Tribunale di Milano (Italy)

 

VIDEO “In occasione del Museum Workers day 2017 alcuni membri dello staff del Museo Bagatti Valsecchi di Milano raccontano perchè piace loro lavorare nella casa museo di via Gesù.” by Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, in Milan, Italy