With the theme “The power of museums”, the 2022 International Museum Day invites museums to explore their potential to bring about positive change in their communities through three lenses:

  • The power of raising awareness in sustainable practices. Museums are strategic partners in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, and as key players in their local communities, they contribute to a wide variety of goals. The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum has been working for several years on programmes that make it possible to raise awareness and educate the public on responsible fashion culture and consumption to help eradicate the important negative effect generated by the fashion industry and excessive consumption on the environment. These programmes focus mainly on children and young people given how they represent the demand of the future in terms of the fashion sector.
  • The power of innovation in digitisation and accessibility. Museums have become innovative arenas where new technologies can be developed and implemented. Innovation can make museums more accessible and engaging, while also helping to understand more complex and nuanced concepts. The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, through its programme and accessible initiatives, works to make its exhibition and educational content accessible to as many groups as possible and particularly to anyone requiring specific dynamics and resources due to specific dynamic needs.
  • The power of community building through education. Museums weave a social fabric that is essential to community building through their collections and programmes. They help build an informed and engaged civil society by upholding democratic values and offering lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.

We are inviting our community to take part in the different activities organised by the museum during this year’s International Museum Day:

18 May. Open house day.

The Museum is offering the opportunity to visit the exhibition “Balenciaga. Character”, free of charge, on 18 May from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

21 and 22 May (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Virtual tour with augmented reality glasses.

The Museum will provide augmented reality glasses to visitors to be able to explore past exhibition offerings through a virtual tour. An experience that advocates universalising access to objects, their stories and their interpretations.

21 and 22 May (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Open workshop on a sustainable key.

Visitors will have the opportunity to manipulate and transform a recycled garment, giving it a new lease of life and to last for longer. In collaboration with Emaús.

Further information:
T. 943 00 88 40