Wisconsin Museums Week May 12 - 18, 2013
In Conjunction with International Museum Day May 18, 2013
"Museums (memory + creativity) = Social Change" is the focus of
Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day
What is Wisconsin Museums Week? What is International Museum Day?
- Since 1977, International Museum Day, May 18 has provided a nucleus for museums' creative aspirations and efforts and a focus for international attention on work done by museums.
- Since 2006, Wisconsin Museums Week, a program sponsored by the Wisconsin Federation of Museums (WFM), has been held in conjunction with International Museum Day and has provided Wisconsin museums an opportunity to promote their institutions.
- Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day are springboards for initiatives that promote the work of our institutions to the public, draw attention of supervisory bodies and governments to the role and needs of museums, and foster dialogue between professionals and across disciplines.
- Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day focus on a different theme each year. The theme for 2013 is "Museums (memory + creativity) = Social Change” Museums are melding their core mission of preservation with creativity in ways that not only drive renewal and visitor growth but show that they make a positive impact in their community.
- Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day will be an occasion for visitors to discover and rediscover individual and collective memory.
2013 Wisconsin Museums Week's Participants
Questions about Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day?
list and details of their special activities, programs and events.
Contact Wisconsin Museums Week Coordinator, Elisabeth Engel, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum, at email@example.com or 262-521-2859 x225.