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Celebrating International Museum Day at Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Each year, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) organises International Museum Day (IMD) to highlight the critical role museums play in cultural exchange, enrichment, and fostering mutual understanding. On May 18, museums worldwide celebrate IMD through various activities that span a day, weekend, or even a week. The Street Art Museum Amsterdam is proud to participate in this global event, celebrating the 2024 theme: “Museums for Education and Research.”

The Theme: Museums for Education and Research

This year’s theme underscores museums as dynamic educational hubs that foster curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Museums serve as pivotal platforms for research, exploration, and the dissemination of new ideas. The Street Art Museum embodies this spirit by offering unique educational experiences through its vibrant exhibits and interactive programs.

In 2024, IMD aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, specifically focusing on:

  • Goal 4: Quality Education – Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure – Building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and fostering innovation.

Street Art Museum Amsterdam’s Activities for IMD 2024

To celebrate IMD, the Street Art Museum Amsterdam has curated a series of events and activities throughout this year designed to engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds:

  1. Guided Tours and Workshops: Special guided tours will delve into the educational aspects of street art, exploring its history, techniques, and cultural significance. Workshops will offer hands-on experiences in creating street art, encouraging participants to express their creativity while learning about the art form’s impact.

  2. Panel Discussions and Lectures: Experts in art, education, and urban development will discuss the role of street art in fostering community engagement and social change. These sessions aim to highlight the importance of research in understanding the broader implications of street art.

  3. Collaborative Projects with Schools and Libraries: The museum will partner with local schools and libraries to bring educational programs directly to students and the community. These collaborations will include art projects, storytelling sessions, and exhibitions showcasing students' works inspired by street art.

  4. Interactive Digital Exhibits: Leveraging technology, the museum will feature digital exhibits that allow visitors to explore street art from around the world. These interactive displays will provide insights into the cultural contexts and stories behind the artworks.

Promoting Inclusivity and Innovation

The Street Art Museum Amsterdam’s participation in IMD 2024 emphasises our institution's commitment to inclusivity and innovation. By integrating traditional art with modern techniques and perspectives, the museum aims to create a more conscious, sustainable, and inclusive world. Visitors are invited to rethink education and imagine a future where knowledge sharing transcends barriers.

Get Involved

Join us at the Street Art Museum Amsterdam to celebrate International Museum Day on 23 May 2024 at "Today seeds, tomorrow Flowers" exhibition re-cap, free of charge. We look forward to welcoming you to the Street Art Museum for an inspiring and educational International Museum Day 2024!

Whether you’re participating in workshops, attending lectures, or exploring our exhibits, your involvement helps highlight the importance of museums in our societies. Spread the word through social media, local press, and your networks to ensure the success of this global celebration. Together, let’s explore the wealth of knowledge museums offer and build a more informed and inclusive world.

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