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The International Museum Day, the Global Museum Movement, and the Power of our Communities in Shaping our part of the World

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Date: 11 April 2022

Time: 10 a.m. (Bangkok time)

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This year’s theme of the International Museum Day (IMD) is the “Power of Museums”, anchored on three areas of concerns: sustainability, innovation, and community building. Celebrated on May 18 each year since 1977, this year’s event will be more poignant with the ongoing pandemic’s challenges to museums, heritage sites, collections, and museum staff and public.
The IMD’s chief proponent, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) commemorated its 75th year in November 2021 with 40,000 members from 141 countries.

In this SPAFA SESH, returning guest speaker Ana Labrador, PhD (Cantab) will show the ways in which responses to these episodes inspire action from those in our region to turn museums and affiliated institutions more relevant than it has ever been – especially as public healing spaces. It is also expected that more active discussions will take place at the ICOM Triennial Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, even if in a hybrid format.

Moderator: SEAMEO SPAFA’s Director, Mrs Somlak Charoenpot

Related to this SPAFA SESH, Dr Ana Labrador recently wrote an article for Museum International (Volume 73, 2021 – Issue 3-4) titled The Empty Museum: A Southeast Asian Perspective. Read her full article, HERE.

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