International Museum Day will be held throughout Israel on Lag B'Omer, this Thursday May 23. To celebrate, dozens of museums throughout Israel will be open for free to the general public for a variety of activities inspired by the chosen annual theme "The Museum as a Cultural Incubator - The Future of the Past " with gallery talks, creative workshops for children, and exposure to new exhibitions.
This topic was chosen in order to turn the spotlight on the museum's important role in preserving tradition, passing it from generation to generation, and adapting it to future generations.
As part of this special day, the various museums in Israel will host a variety of unique activities inspired by the chosen annual theme, including special tours and workshops, children's activities, creative workshops, and more. International Museum Day is celebrated every year throughout the world in May, with the aim of increasing the public's awareness of the importance of museums' contribution to society, encouraging the public to expand their horizons and increasing accessibility in the fields of science, art, architecture, and cultural heritage.
Among the museums that will be open free of charge to the general public: The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, The Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem, Rishon Lezion Museum, The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Janco Dada Museum, Eretz Israel Museum, Ilana Goor Museum, Museum of Yemenite Jewish Heritage, Haifa Museums, Negev Museum of Art, Bible Lands Museum, The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, Tower of David Museum, Museum of Philistine Culture, Madatech, Museum on the Seam, and many more.
For more details visit: The Israel Museum's Association website: icom.org.il