Every year since 1977, International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organised International Museum Day (IMD) which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with their public and highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development.
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” The theme of 2016 International Museum Day will be MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES.
The City Palace Museum, Udaipur was set up with an objective to safeguard and preserve the cultural heritage and the time honoured traditions of the people of Mewar. On May 18th The City Palace Museum, Udaipur celebrated International Museum Day 2016 with the following events and activities from 10 am – 4 pm:
- Hilarious Mime shows at Baadi Mahal, The City Palace Museum based on these themes of museums.
- Drink and Drive
- Mobile and Mo-bike
- Selfiee Stupid
- Troubling the Tourist
- Wash-basin without Water
- Smoking Delight at Public Places
- Dust free Dustbin
- Museum …Miserable
- Making Cultural Landscapes of The City Palace, Udaipur at Moti Chowk, in which children and adults both can participate and paint on paper.
- Savour the Living Heritage Flavours of Landscape of Mewar: Enjoy Food Gallery at The Lakshmi Chowk, Zenana Mahal with Millets of Mewar; Banyan Roots, Butter Milk and Gunijan Ayurvedic Natural Medicines.