Just as in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 interactive map of International Museum Day events will be created by Semantika, a global provider of IT solutions for the cultural heritage sector with a record number of technological innovations, intelligent designs and strategic partnership agreements.
Semantika is an expert in the development and integration of web and mobile applications, particularly Museums.EU and Museu.ms, which have made global heritage available to an international audience.
European Night of Museums
Since 2011, ICOM has been sponsoring the European Night of Museums, which is celebrated every year on the Saturday just before International Museum Day.
This year, the European Night of Museums will be held during the night of 20 to 21 May 2017. Created in 2005 by the French Ministry for Culture and Communication, the event inspires museums to open their doors to the public until 1:00 a.m. and free of charge. By welcoming the public at night, museums provide visitors with a new perspective on their collections, applying a more creative and sensory approach.
Last year, museums from 33 European countries mobilised to make the 11st edition of the event a magical one for the many night owls who attended. Over the course of the night, various activities are planned, bringing in a young public that may be more difficult to reach during traditional museum hours.
The European Museum Forum (EMF)
The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) will celebrate its 40th anniversary during the annual Ceremony held on 3 to 6 may 2017, in Zagreb, Croatia
Since September 2013, ICOM has collaborated with the European Museum Forum (EMF), which organises the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) each year.
Established the same year as International Museum Day, EMYA is awarded to a museum that has attracted and welcomed its visitors using high museum standards and innovative approaches. This award values museums whose development and innovation in terms of communication, presentation and interpretation have impacted museum standards within Europe.
This event encourages excellence in European museums and is an opportunity for networking and debating contemporary museum issues.