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International Museum Day is an annual celebration that aims to raise awareness about the importance of museums in preserving cultural heritage and educating the public. It is a day marked by events that include free entry to museums, special exhibitions, and educational activities. The event holds special significance for India, as the country has a rich cultural history and a plethora of museums dedicated to showcasing valuable artifacts, art, and heritage.
The inception of International Museum Day goes back to 1977, when the International Council of Museums (ICOM) designated a day to advocate the significance of museums in societal development. This event is an opportunity to appreciate the role of museums in preserving India's history and traditions.
In India, museums commemorate International Museum Day by organizing workshops, lectures, art contests, and guided tours. These activities allow visitors to appreciate the rich cultural legacy of India. Celebrated annually on May 18, the event encourages all to visit a local museum and become more aware of their cultural roots.
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