May 18: International Museum Day

According to ICOM, the International Council of Museums, May 18 is always International Museum Day. Celebrate by going to a museum, or, if that’s not going to work today, take a virtual museum tour online (or create your own temporary museum at home!). Today celebrates not just the large famous museums, but the little hole-in-the-wall places located around the world. However, today I’m including a few of the biggest, most famous museums that I have ever visited (sadly, there’s no way I could visit any of these today – most of them would require a long flight!):

I haven’t been able to visit for years, but I adore the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History, and, of course, the National Air and Space Museum. Amazing!

The British Museum has everything from everywhere. You can see just about anything from any place around the world and any time period. I’m afraid you need several days to take it all in.


The Louvre is overwhelmingly huge and brim full of artwork of all type.

Officially the craziest museum in the world. They literally have mummy cases stacked on top of each other in corners because they don’t have room to actually display them.

What museums would you add?

At the beginning of Esther’s story, King Xerxes held a giant festival of sorts, which somewhat reminded me of a museum. Ergo . . . today’s verse:

“For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty.”

Esther 1:4


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