International Museum Day Theme
ICOM has announced the theme for 2017's
International Museum Day, celebrated on and around May 18th annually. The theme this year will be "Museums and Contested
Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums". As every year, ICOM hopes that museums and organizations around the world
will collaborate and organize exhibitions, activies and events around the theme. The dedicated website contains downloadable
posters in several languages and indicates some helpful steps to follow for those wishing to participate. As the day gets
closer, additional materials such as flyers, postcards and activity packages will also be available.
Free Heritage Course
Do you want to learn about heritage,
why heritage is under threat and how we can protect heritage? Starting in December 2016, Leiden University launched a Massive
Open Online Course (MOOC) called 'Heritage
Under Threat'. This course is open to participants
around the world, takes place entirely online and is free. The course is six weeks and runs on a recurring basis every six
weeks on the Coursera website.