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Int’l Museum Workers Day #IMWD2018

#IMWD2018
Thurs, JUNE 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVENT
We invite you to join the 4th Int’l Museum Workers Day #IMWD2018 on Thursday, JUNE 28, 2018.

MISSION
International Museum Workers Day IMWD’s mission is to educate the broader public about various professions in museum and heritage fields – including all professionals who have worked with museums and heritage at various capacities, e.g. artists, designers, archaeologists, publishers, etc.

LOCATION
The global event will take place across various social media – Twitter, WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, Weibo, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, VKontakte, YouTube, etc.

IMWD2017

Please visit IMWD2017 (link) for a report on the success of last year’s event.

ACTIVITY
Artists, Designers, Heritage and Museum Professionals are invited to introduce their professions by sharing photos of themselves (& colleague), or of their favorite object, in their work enviroment.

Artists, Designers, Art & Museum Lovers are encouraged to give a SHOUT OUT to their favorite museum & heritage workers – something as simple as sharing a ‘Thank You’ note on your social media with hashtag #IMWD2018.

Relevant images – tagged #IMWD2018 or – may be shared across various platforms on our social media feeds.

NOTE: We will do our best to continue to share all submissions throughout the year, across social media.

ORIGINS
The project was initiated by American museologist and filmmaker Homa Taj in 2015. The event was initially called Hug A Museum Worker Day in the same spirit as “International Hug a Medievalist Day.”

LOCATION
TWITTER 
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
TUMBLR
PINTEREST
WEIBO
VKONTAKTE 
YOUTUBE 
GIPHY

PRESS (Logos & Images)
Stay tuned for plenty of LOGOS, POSTERS, GIFS, VIDEOS & promotional material to help spice up your #IMWD2018.  (Larger files may be found in DropBox as we continue to add to our repertory…).

CONTACT
HOMA TAJ | Founder
Frank J Cunningham | Executive Director
INT’L MUSEUM WORKERS DAY (IMWD)
IMWD@museumworkersday.org

 

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Int’l Museum Workers Day #IMWD2017

Flags of (almost all) countries based out of which museum & heritage workers engaged with IMWD2017.

Last Thursday June 29th marked the 3rd International Museum Workers Day #IMWD2017, an advocacy project initiated by MUSEUMVIEWS.
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To celebrate #IMWD2017, we invited museum and heritage workers from around the globe – including artists, scholars, art historians, scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, curators, filmmakers, performance artists, designers & many other whose expertise, years of experiences and dedication help create, discover, preserve, and disseminate our tangible and non-tangible cultural heritage.
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From among the 150+ countries that engaged with #IMWD2017, some of the inspiring participants were based out of:
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Bhutan, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Moldova, Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Mozambique, Ghana, Cameroon, Belaize, Oman, Madagascar, Jordan, Swaziland, Botswana, Congo, Jamaica, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwi, Benin, Vietnam, Papa New Guinea, Suriname, Brunei, Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Togo, Dominican Republic, Mali, Rwanda, Chad, Senegal, South Africa, Yemen … & numerous others …
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IMWD2017 were equally thrilled to have the participation of:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Musee Louvre
Galleria degli Uffizi
LACMA
El Museo Soumaya
Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin
The Gardner
Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro
International Center of Photography
American Federation of Arts
LA Opera
Hispanic Society of America
National Museum Philippines
AAMers (& Future of Museums)
Museum Directors
ICOM
ICOM USA
ICOM Canada
ICOM Italia
& very many others…
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Needless to say, this is across various social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, a handful of email (registrations), and especially LinkedIn:

TWITTER 
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
TUMBLR
PINTEREST

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As you may guess, we are still not done counting all museum & heritage workers’ participations during the event. So, stay tuned for more …

Selection of international media’s coverage of IMWD2017:

Al Bagatti Valsecchi aperitivo e celebrazioni per il Museum Workers day! Milano Post (Italy)

Int’l Museum Workers Day: Magic and the Magicians, GiGlee Magazine (India)

Museumsmitarbeiter: Warum wir sie lieben sollten, Museumswissenschaft (Germany)

 Settimana densa al Bagatti Valsecchi! Italia Art Magazine (Italy)

Doppio aperitivo e celebrazioni per il Museum Workers day! Tribunale di Milano (Italy)

 

VIDEO “In occasione del Museum Workers day 2017 alcuni membri dello staff del Museo Bagatti Valsecchi di Milano raccontano perchè piace loro lavorare nella casa museo di via Gesù.” by Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, in Milan, Italy

 

 

Map of (almost all) countries based out of which museum & heritage workers engaged with IMWD2017.

 

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