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International Museum Day is celebrated all over the world on May 18th, since 1977. Each year, a theme is decided on by the International Council of Museums Advisory Committee. This year’s theme is “Museums and Tourism”.

Sixty-seven digital collections in Opening History aggregation are hosted by and/or contributed to by various kinds of museums: history museums, science and technology museums, natural history museums, art museums, etc.

The image below courtesy of the Skyscraper Museum‘s Erection Views of Empire State Building collection, part of a larger Visual Index to the Virtual Archive of the Skyscraper Museum (VIVA2) digital collection.

Empire State Building: Concreting--6th floor setback (1930)

Empire State Building: Concreting--6th floor setback (1930)

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On March 31st, 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was founded as part of the New Deal legislation to help relief high unemployment resulting from Great Depression.

Eleven digital collections in Opening History aggregation include a number of items in different formats (newspapers, posters, photographs, government documents, etc.) about CCC.

Both images below courtesy of Civilian Conservation Corps Collection, State of Utah. More information about this digital collection from Opening History aggregation.

CCC certificate

CCC certificate

CCC work site in Utah

A crew of enrollees, shovels in hand, pausing for a break at a CCC work site in Utah

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