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World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) Congress 
Berlin, Germany    
May 14 – 18, 2014


International Museums Day

Participating museums worldwide

May 18, 2014


The Canadian Museums Association is the national organization for the advancement of Canadian museums. Today, the CMA has nearly 2,000 members, and supports them with training and professional development programs, conferences, publications, networking opportunities, a body of knowledge, and a dedicated staff. read more...



... institutions created in the public interest. They engage their visitors, foster deeper understanding and promote the enjoyment and sharing of authentic cultural and natural heritage. Museums acquire, preserve, research, interpret and exhibit the tangible and intangible evidence of society and nature. As educational institutions, museums provide a physical forum for critical inquiry and investigation.

Museums are permanent, not-for-profit institutions whose exhibits are regularly open to the general public. This definition encompasses institutions that pursue similar objectives and accomplish most or some of a museum’s functions. Accordingly, the following are also recognized as museums:

  • Exhibition places such as art galleries and science and interpretation centers;
  • Institutions with plant and animal collections and displays, such as botanical gardens, biodomes, zoos, aquariums and insectariums;
  • Cultural establishments that facilitate the preservation, continuation and management of tangible and intangible living heritage resources, such as keeping houses and heritage centers;
  • Natural, archaeological, ethnographic and historical monuments and sites.

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