International Museum Expo 2023 Delhi: Celebrating Museums, Sustainability, and Well Being

The Ministry of Culture is proud to present the three-day International Museum Expo Delhi, happening from 18th to 20th May 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This exciting event is organized to commemorate and celebrate International Museum Day while fostering a holistic conversation on museums as cultural centers. With India holding the G-20 Presidency this year, the Expo aims to highlight the pivotal role of museums in India’s cultural diplomacy. At its core, the Expo embraces the theme of ‘Museums, Sustainability, and Well Being’ set by the International Council on Museums (ICOM).

The International Museum Expo Delhi, a significant event organized as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, is set to mark the 47th International Museum Day (IMD). This year, the IMD theme of ‘Museums, Sustainability, and Well Being’ aims to emphasize the crucial role museums play in promoting sustainable development and well-being.

The Expo serves as a platform for comprehensive dialogue among museum professionals, encouraging their evolution into cultural centers that contribute significantly to India’s cultural diplomacy.

The Mascot of the International Museum Expo 2023 Delhi is an artistic representation inspired by the renowned Dancing girl sculpture in the Chennapatnam art style. This charming character embodies the spirit of the Expo, captivating visitors with its allure.

Expo Highlights:

  • Exhibition of Star Objects: Discover fascinating and significant artifacts on display, showcasing the rich heritage and cultural diversity.
  • Exhibition of Museum Book Covers: Explore the captivating covers of renowned museum publications, offering insights into their contents and themes.
  • Techno Mela: Experience the latest technological advancements in the museum field, providing innovative approaches to preserving and presenting art and artifacts.
  • Conservation Lab: Witness conservation experts at work as they demonstrate the delicate process of preserving and restoring valuable cultural treasures.
  • Children Activities: Engage young minds with interactive and educational activities designed to spark their curiosity and appreciation for museums.
  • Masterclasses: Learn from industry experts and professionals through insightful masterclasses on various aspects of museum management and curation.
  • Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions with renowned speakers, exploring topics such as transcending boundaries and curating for everyone.
  • Gastronomical Experience: Indulge in a delightful culinary journey, savoring diverse flavors inspired by the cultural heritage of different regions.
  • Museum on Wheels: Step inside a mobile museum, bringing the wonders of art, history, and culture to different communities and remote areas.
  • Cultural Programs: Immerse yourself in vibrant cultural performances, showcasing the artistic expressions of different traditions and art forms.


International Museum Expo 2023 Event Details:

Date: 18th – 20th May 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Venue: Hall 2 & 3, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Contact Number: +91-9811179888

Day 1 Highlights of International Museum Expo 2023 Delhi – 18th May 2023:

  • Inaugural Ceremony
  • Breaking Silos: Experience sharing session of Gol Secretaries
  • Masterclass on Making of a Museum
  • Panel Discussion on Transcending Boundaries
  • Conversation on Museums for LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment)
  • Masterclass on Gaming for Museums
  • Dastangoi on Museums: Dastaan-e-Ajaib

Day 2 Highlights of International Museum Expo 2023 Delhi – 19th May 2023:

  • Ministerial Session: Vision 2047 for Museums in the State
  • Masterclass on Light Installations in Museums
  • Panel Discussion on Curating for Everyone
  • Panel Discussion on Archaeological Site Museum
  • Masterclass on Acoustics in Museums
  • Case Studies: Spotlighting States
  • Masterclass on Museums in Metaverse

Day 3 Highlights of International Museum Expo 2023 Delhi – 20th May 2023:

  • Case Studies
  • Masterclass on Audio-Visual Archiving
  • Keeping Afloat: Panel Discussion on Financial Sustainability
  • Masterclass on Scientific Storage
  • Discussion on Publishing & Programming in Museums
  • Conversation with Ecosystem Enablers
  • Cultural Programme

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary gathering of museum enthusiasts, professionals, and visionaries. Immerse yourself in the world of culture, heritage, and sustainability at the International Museum Expo 2023 Delhi. Mark your calendars.



Events Happening in Delhi NCR