On the occasion of the International Museum Day next may 18th the doors will be open at no cost tomorrow night.
The event sponsored by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) promotes the participation of everyone to appreciate through art and culture the development of the world society. Since 1.997, the organization has made this event worldwide achieving the participation of more than 35.000 museums on more than 140 countries. In Europe, the Night of the Museums reaches its XI edition with more than 3.000 museums on 40 countries.
Under the theme “Museums for a sustainable society” the goal is to create awareness about the negative actions that have been affecting our planet and the importance and need to adapt our way of life in order to stop the impact generated by everyone and appeal for a more cohesive and respectful society towards the environment.
The event will not only have free Access to he museums but also will offer concerts, workshops, guided visits and extended hours so people make the most of the experience in a nice way on the spaces organized for them.
If you are in Barcelona take into account that a hundred of museums will participate in which you may find the Barcelona History Museum, the World Culture Museum, the Museum of Design; and famous Gaudí works such as Bellesguard Tower and the Milà House (also known as La Pedrera). The doors will be open from 19h until 01h in the morning.
On 2014, the Night of the Museums received 150.000 visitors which is a really good reason why we recommend you make a plan in advance. The Barcelona City Council, as they do every year, has created a mobile app in which you can select from 6 routes grouped by neiborghood allowing yourself to organize to your convenience.
Remember to register at http://fotomobil.bcn.cat/ and use the #bcnesmuseu each time you upload a picture to Twitter or Instagram about your visit and experience in any of the activities. Therefore, you will participate on the photo contest in which you can win a BCNcultural card with access to more tan 400 exclusive activities or with discounts.
Wherever you are don´t miss this chance. And if you can´t attend to all of them, on Sunday and monady some museums will still be open.
Have a wonderlful night at the museum!