ALASKA MUSEUM DAY
When is it?
In 2023, Alaska Museum Day is Saturday, June 10.
This is also the last day of International Museum Week, so we will be following the prompt created by the Museum Week organization. That way, museums don't have to create double the content and can spread the message of Alaska Museums internationally. Learn more below!
What is it?
Alaska Museum Day is a celebration of Alaska museums.
The purpose of Alaska Museum Day is to raise awareness of Alaska museums as centers of education, community anchors, economic engines, employers, stewards of culture and history, and more!
We encourage you to use this day in a way that works best for you, your organization, and your community.
How can I participate?
This year, Alaska Museum Day coincides with International Museum Week, so we are asking everyone to respond to the prompt created by the Museum Week organization.
June 10 is all about #Heritage. We encourage you to think about this topic is several different ways. You can choose to focus on this topic with one lens or the other. Whatever fits most closely to your museum's accomplishments and collections.
Join the global conversation on Natural Heritage, World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage by participating in #HeritageMW day! Museums and cultural institutions play a vital role in preserving and sharing these important aspects of human history, and this is your chance to share your work and connect with other professionals in the field. From showcasing traditional artifacts to highlighting contemporary cultural practices, there are countless ways to contribute to the conversation and make a meaningful impact. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your institution's dedication to preserving and promoting cultural heritage
Encourage your local community to participate! The more you involve your community in this process the more it can serve as a publicity and advocacy tool for your museum.
Comprehensive Hashtags: Use the following hashtags when making your social media posts throughout the day, so they can be found by others searching these hashtags.
Other hashtags: #NaturalHeritage #WorldHeritage #IntangibleCulturalHeritage #museumsandheritage #culturalpreservation #heritagesharing #heritagemuseums #heritagelocally #heritagemovement #heritagematerials
If you want to participate in the entire week of prompts, download International Museum Week's handout here:
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