The International Museum Day (IMD) on 18 May is an event organized by the International Council of Museums since 1977 to raise awareness that “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
For several years, the event has been an occasion for us to improve the presence of museums on Wikipedia, Wikidata and further Wikimedia projects.
After the events in 2020 and 2021 the communities of the Wikimedia projects are invited to participate in the International Museum Day in 2022 again. The initiative runs from 4 to 18 May 2022. All Wikimedia affiliates are welcome to organize localized projects based on the prepared framework. The overall project is coordinated by Wikimedia CH (WMCH) in association with Wikimedia Österreich (WMAT) and direct support by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) and the Volunteer Supporters Network (VSN).
In addition a Wikidata competition to improve the data about museums and related people, objects and events will be organized (similar to the one in 2021). It is held in the form of localized versions sharing the same basic concept but focusing on the geographical area of the respective affiliate. Instead of an overall prize, for every local version three winners will be chosen. Editors from all over the world can participate in any local edition. Taking part in this competition is optional for the affiliates that join the International Museum Day project.