May is Museum Month 2021


May is Museum Month


International Museum Day 2021


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May is Museum Month 2021 provides an opportunity to emphasize how museums connect Ontario, especially during these times of physical distancing, and coincides with International Museum Day on May 18th, an initiative of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). 

We want to highlight all the ways that museums are evolving to meet the challenges of today and emerge stronger for the future. 
#MuseumsConnectON                        #MayIsMuseumMonth

We encourage members to continue with their current work; providing digital experiences, engaging their community, and connecting to each other.

Download a Social Media Kit HERE. 

Celebrate Ontario's museums during the month of May by taking part in the following activities:

  • Post your online content, virtual events, and special offers in your Discover Ontario Museums listings at and tag any content with #MuseumFromHome! (Here's how: User's Guide)
  • Twitter and Facebook users:  Tag any content with #MayisMuseumMonth and tag the OMA @museumsontario
  • Learn more about International Museum Day (IMD) by visiting the International Council of Museums (ICOM) website here and add your May museum virtual events and activities to the interactive world map!
  • Use the OMA's May is Museum Month 2021 wordmark below on your website and publications, and forward to your local media outlets.




Example Social Media Posts:

Museums are a vital part of Ontario’s education system, supporting skills in reading, science, math, and critical thinking!  #MayIsMuseumMonth #MuseumsConnectON #Education

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Museums make communities vibrant and vital places to live, work, visit & invest! #MayIsMuseumMonth #MuseumsConnectON #Community Tweet this!

Ontario’s museums offer many digital experiences, accessible from anywhere in the world! Museum websites in the province welcome 112.8 million online visits a year – that’s 4 per second and growing! #MayIsMuseumMonth #MuseumsConnectON #Digital

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Museums are vital tourism assets in every community in Ontario, and will play a key role in Ontario’s recovery! #MayIsMuseumMonth #MuseumsConnectON #Tourism

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Museums help build communities—including through more than 37,000 museum volunteers across Ontario! #MayIsMuseumMonth #MuseumsConnectON #Volunteers

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Some key dates for the campaign include:




International Museum Day- May 18

ICOM’s International Museum Day advocates for the creative potential of culture as a driver for recovery and innovation in the post-COVID era.  Museums all over the world will be hosting events and online activities around the theme of The Future of Museums – Recover and Reimagine. 

International Museum Day has a communication guide HERE.

General Hashtag: #IMD2021

Pendant le mois de mai, faites la promotion des musées de l'Ontario en prenant part aux activités promotionnelles suivantes :

  • Publiez vos événements et vos activités spéciaux dans votre liste Découvrez Musées Ontario à!
  • Utilisateurs de Twitter et Facebook : faites connaître vos activités spéciaux avec le mot-clic #MayIsMuseumMonth, en mentionnant l’AMO (@museumsontario)
  • Visitez le site web d'ICOM (le Conseil international des musées) pour apprendre davantage sur la Journée internationale des musées 2021 et ajoutez votre événement ou activité du mois de mai à la carte du monde interactive!
  • Insérez le mot-symbole de la  Mai, mois des musées 2021 de l’AMO dans votre site Web et vos publications, et envoyez-le à vos médias locaux.