This year, ICOM is sponsoring a photo contest, “Me in my Museum”, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of International Museum Day! Come celebrate IMD’s anniversary with us by taking a picture of yourself, alone or with friends, in your favourite museum, with the official logo created for the event on display! Museums lovers everywhere are invited to participate and send us their photos before 22 April 2012. The winner(s) will receive a “surprise bag” full of goodies from museum stores around the world. The suggested theme for 2012 is ‘Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations’.
Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate, all shared by social media. Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of this background.
Museums in a Changing World is recognition that institutions are faced with interpreting, and existing in, a field that is becoming increasingly fluid. Each may face a unique set of goals, interests and audiences. But the necessity to thrive in the face of these changes is something that binds all institutions, large and small. Thus, IMD2012 is as much about museums growing and shaping their future, as it is about displaying and interpreting issues like climate change and new electronic media. Lees hier meer…