Today is International Museum Day! The theme for 2020 is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”. The aim is to become a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell. I respect the efforts of ICOM, and encourage all of you to take a moment today to consider the diversity in your life and your community.
Today is World Intellectual Property Day! This year’s theme is an important one, “Innovate for a Green Future”, but no physical events have been organized, virtual activities are being encouraged instead. Today also starts the tenth Preservation Week, with a theme of “Preserving Oral History”. Take a moment to review the resources made available by the American Library Association.
Well, we’re half way through the month of January, and I just found out that it is National Hobby Month! I will have to try to think of a suitable way to celebrate next year. Are you doing anything to celebrate this month? Leave a comment below!
Today is Local Comic Shop Day, and for the first time in years, I may actually get to go to my friendly local comic shop today! I hope you do as well!
From the World Photography Day website:
World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.https://www.worldphotographyday.com/
While participants are encouraged to share their best photos on social media today, I try to share my best photos year round, on this website, for you to enjoy and learn from. As to why August 19th is the day, we have to go back to 1839 for the answer:
The last of our Special Days for a while, today is International Museum Day! The theme for 2019 is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”. While I like the idea of museums serving as cultural hubs of communities, I would like to point out that public libraries can serve this roll as well, perhaps even better than museums because they do not charge admission. Regardless, I appreciate the efforts of ICOM, and encourage all of you to take a moment today to consider the role of museums in your life and your community.