IMWD is happy to share the REPORT  (PDF) for the 6th Int’l Museum Workers Day#SportsIMWD.

Inspired by our recent partnership with Global Sports Heritage Association (GSHA – /’ɡeeʃə/), International Museum Workers Day invted culture, heritage and museums workers around the world to celebrate ‘Sports Heritage’ as the theme for the 6th IMWD2020 which took place on the last Thursday in October, 10.22.2020 #SportsIMWD.

We honor the pledge taken by GSHA by acknowledging that physical education, physical activity and sport all form part of humanity’s non-tangible heritage which include dance, recreational, organized, competitive, casual, traditional and indigenous sports and games.

Like GSHA, IMWD is committed to recognizing UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport which is a rights-based reference that orients and supports policy- and decision-making in all aspects of sport.

We advocate for our partners and audiences to commit to the Charter so that its principles can become a reality for all human beings, especially as it relates to cultural norms and practices, and future sports heritage.

IMWD & GSHA’s contribution to the UNESCO Charter is grounded in the belief that advocating for an appreciation of sports heritage gives stakeholders a better understanding of their place in contemporary society. We believe that promoting sports heritage may be regarded as an added tool for cultivating the ability to make informed, strategic decisions toward balancing and optimizing the impact of policy options and priorities at different levels.

We urge everyone — culture, heritage and art organizations, sports organizations, non-governmental entities, the business community, the media, educators, researchers, sport professionals and volunteers, participants and their support personnel, referees, families, as well as spectators — to commit to UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport.

Challenges brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic have further sealed our commitment to advocating for an appreciation of sports heritage in ways that will give stakeholders a better understanding of their place in contemporary society. We believe that promoting sports – its culture, history and heritage -, as a form of intangible heritage, may be regarded as an added tool for cultivating the ability to make informed, strategic decisions toward balancing and optimizing the impact of policy options and priorities at different levels.

This is why we invite sports, culture, heritage professionals around the world to join the 1st GSHD Global Sports Heritage Day on February 22, 2021.