Today is International Museum Day. The International Council on Museums (ICOM) created International Museum Day in 1977 to raise public awareness about the importance and role of museums in society. Each year, the event has grown in size, and last year the event featured events sponsored by over 35,000 museums in 145 countries. Cultural institutions that participate include museums, historic houses and sites, aquariums, botanical gardens, and zoos. The theme for the event this year is “Museums for a Sustainable Society.” According to ICOM President, Hans‐Martin Hinz, “We must do everything we can to ensure that museums are part of the cultural driving force for the sustainable development of the world.” Quinn Evans Architects has the privilege and honor of working on many of the nation’s most treasured and visited museums, zoos, and historic sites. Whether renewing or preserving a historic museum building, expanding facilities for a cultural institution, or creating a new visitor center, we are tireless in our efforts to make our buildings as sustainable as possible. Each project is also an opportunity to connect with visitors about the importance of stewardship and sustainability. To learn more about International Museum Day, visit the International Museum Day official website: