The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18th of May 2017. Lviv being the cultural center of Ukraine and Eastern Europe has gladly joined this International Council of Museums (ICOM) initiative and has recently revealed its own diverse and interesting program dedicated to the International Museum Day, which will last for the whole week from May 18th to May 25th, 2017.
The theme chosen for 2017 is "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums". The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world with Lviv being no exception. In 2017 the events and activities planned by local museums to celebrate International Museum Day will last for a whole week.
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Photo: Apothecary Museum in Lviv on Rynok Squre
During this week Lviv museums invite all the visitors to attend their expositions either free of charge or offering tickets with significant discounts. All major Lviv museums have joined the celebration of International Museum Day. Lviv National Historical Museum prepared a special exhibition dedicated to the history and culture of various ethnical groups residing in Lviv from the time of its foundation; Lviv National Art Gallery invites to explore the treasures of Pidhoretsky Palace; The History of Religion Museum invites to attend guided tours and special exhibition dedicated to the Jewish history of the city.
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Photo: Weapons museum in Lviv, also known as Arsenal
The detailed schedule, information on the list of museums, which take part in International Museum Day in Lviv with their addresses and admission fees can be found here.
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