Year of 2017

Paläon Research and Experience Center, Schöningen, Germany

For International Museum Day, we venture off to Schöningen, Germany, where the ultramodern architecture of the Paläon Research and Experience Center houses some incredibly old artifacts. Forming the centerpiece of the museum are the eight Schöningen Spears that were found here in 1994 in what was then a lignite mine. Thought to be at least 300,000 years old, and possibly older, these intact hunting weapons were used by a distant, extinct relative of modern humans.

International Museum Day International Museum Day is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums. The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year and that is at the heart of the international museum community’s preoccupations.