The European Night of Museums (or la Nuit européenne des musées in French) began in 2005, created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. It takes place every year on the Saturday nearest to International Museum Day. This year both occasions fall on the same day – today, May 18th! Tonight, museums will close much later, allowing people to experience the cultural institutions by night. Access is most often free to the public. This photo was taken at Paris’ Musée d’Art Moderne during last years event. Two million visitors participated in la Nuit des musées in 2012. For more information, visit their website.
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