The festival is always held in the context of the International Museum Day.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organised the event annually on 18 May since 1977. This year's edition is entitled "The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine".

For the first time, ICOM Luxembourg has been in charge of organising the national version of the event.

Forty-five museums across the Grand Duchy are participating, offering a variety of free activities such as exhibitions, concerts, or guided tours. Institutions also offer workshops for both young and old.

The Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History, for instance, has organised an activity in the context of its latest exhibition on minerals, entitled "From Dark to Light".

In spite of the pandemic, but maybe thanks to the bad weather, Saturday was a successful opening day for the annual museum event.

According to Alain Faber, director of the Museum of Natural History, the workshops represent a fun opportunity for children to learn something new about minerals, and maybe wake their general interest in the natural sciences.

Due to the pandemic, last year's edition was mostly held in digital format. Although organisers emphasised that it was better than cancelling the events altogether, they are now happy to welcome guests in their physical spaces again during the 2021 Museum Days.

Like every year, the event runs from Saturday to Sunday. For a list of participating museums and events, please visit the website of the Luxembourg Museum Days.