International Museum Day 2017 at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia on 18th May 2017

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia would like to invite you to join us in the celebration of International Museum Day 2017 (IMD 2017) on 18th of May 2017, Thursday from 10 PM until 5.30 PM.

The theme of IMD 2017 is Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums.
This theme focuses on the role of museums that, by working to benefit society, become hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people. It also highlights how the acceptance of a contested history is the first step in envisioning a shared future under the banner of reconciliation.


By choosing to say the unspeakable in museums, the theme of IMD 2017 looks at how to understand the incomprehensible aspects of the contested histories inherent to the human race. It also encourages museums to play an active role in peacefully addressing traumatic histories through mediation and multiple points of view.

For your information, IMD is celebrated by all museum institutions in the world on 18th of May every year. On this day, the museum is opened to public for free of charge. A variety of interesting activities and workshops will be conducted for visitors. We welcome everyone especially students and educators to join us.
For any inquiries, please email us at or call 03-2092 7032 / 7033 / 7038 or fax to 03-2272 5346.