Museums offer a glimpse into civilizations of the past. They are crucial to understanding history and cultures from around the world. 18th of May each year is celebrated world over as the International Museum Day and is the brainchild of the International Council of Museum. They have been celebrated for 40 years now as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of museums in our society. The celebrations can last a day or an entire week depending on the activities planned by the museums participating in the festivities. Last year more than 37,000 museums in 158 countries were involved in the International Museum Day observation. The theme for the 2020 commemoration is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. With COVID 19 pandemic plaguing the world, the organisers are going digital this year.