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International Museum Day 2021

International Museum Day is celebrated on May 18 and the region of Madrid will be one of the many places in the world that will join the celebration of the great cultural festival. During this day, the entrance to the museums of Madrid will be free and multiple events and activities will be organized.

Under the slogan "The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine", the IWD 2021 aims to advocate for museums as drivers of recovery in the face of the pandemic, reimagine their future and their role in society, implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promote cultural exchange. Here are some of the plans that you can enjoy during this special celebration!

National Archaeological Museum
On May 18, the National Archaeological Museum proposes for this celebration a guided tour that will analyze two moments of crisis that were key in history for the evolution of our culture. Admission to the museum is free, but you can also enjoy the experience from home if you connect to the live performance they will perform on Instagram.

Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center
If you want to learn about worldviews that have different conceptions of the passage of time, you can't miss the exhibition "The Future is Behind" at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which will take place on May 16 and 17. You will also enjoy film cycles, interventions or guided tours among other activities.

National Museum of Natural Sciences
The National Museum of Natural Sciences joins this year the DIM with two workshops: "Classifying animals" and "Fossils and evolution"; and a guided tour of the museum, all online. Both participation in these activities and the entrance fee to visit the museum in person will be free during the day of May 18, are you going to miss it?

Lope de Vega House Museum
If you want to have fun with a representation of the famous comedy "El Perro del Hortelano", what better way to do it than in the museum of its author? Enjoy this show at the Lope de Vega House Museum. 

National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT)
The National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) offers multiple activities so you can make the most of this celebration. Enjoy a photocall in the museum lobby, participate in the challenge "The heritage of the future" or become a space expert with the extraordinary session of Planetarium Live "Space exploration in the XXI century. Special missions that will mark the future".

National Museum of Anthropology
On May 15, the National Museum of Anthropology will hold guided tours of the exhibitions, concerts, and live rap and jazz to celebrate "The Night of the Museums", in addition, during the DIM, the MNA proposes a wide variety of free activities to do with the family, such as the digital workshops "Escape with the MNA. Let's save the Amazon!" or "Discover, experience and share with the MNA. Masks" that are part of the #FAMILIAS2.0 block, created by the museum itself.

You can also enjoy a wide variety of temporary exhibitions, workshops, film sessions, guided tours, courses and activities focused on children or family activities in the following museums: Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Museo del Romanticismo, Museo Sorolla, Museo de América, Museo Cerralbo and Museo Casa Natal Cervantes.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to be part of this initiative that seeks to promote and emphasize the important role of culture in our society and encourage you to be part of the International Museum Day 2021, you will not be disappointed!


More information: International Museum Day - ICOM - ICOM


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