2013 Museum Night Poster.

2013 Museum Night Poster.

Museums give us the opportunity of preserving and displaying our history and knowledge. The ICOM (International Council of Museums) organizes the International Museum Day annually, a world event that this year takes place on Saturday 18th of May.

This year’s motto is “MUSEUMS (memory + creativity)=SOCIAL CHANGE”, and has a range of activities including open doors days, itineraries and visits, night tours, etc.

In Catalonia you can enjoy the open doors day and take part in activities and events.  On the night of this Saturday, more than 60 museums will celebrate the Night of Museums, with free entry between 7 pm and 1 am, theater performances, entertainers, concerts, virtual tours, unusual visits and outdoor nightcap. A night unlike any other night!

The Generalitat de Catalunya’s Department of Culture has created an App named Agenda Cultural with a specific section about the International Museum Day including the full program of events.

If you plan on staying in Barcelona this weekend for the International Museum Day, you can top it all by joining a tour with Barcelona Guide Bureau and make the best out of your time!

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