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ICOM Kyoto 2019 Conference and apply for a Travel Bursary

Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition

On 1-7 September 2019, Kyoto will be the city to receive some 3,000 participants to the ICOM General Conference. A flood of discussions and exchange of ideas on museum-related issues will sweep the city during the week. From excursions to workshops give you opportunities to engage with other museum professionals and enthusiasts and to broaden your experience and understanding of the museum world.

Registration opens in November and ICOM UK members get a substantial discount on tickets.  Early bird prices are available until April 2019.

Flight can be booked 12 months in advance, so book your flights now to get the best price.  Websites such as Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest flights.

ICOM UK members can apply for a Travel Bursary of up to £1,000 to attend Kyoto 2019 and apply for up to £250 in additional funding from the Camilla Boodle Fund to extend their stay in Japan to visit museums and meet with museum professionals.

Travel Bursaries are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis and the next deadlines are:

30 November 2018

28 February 2019

31 May 2019

Details on eligibility and how to apply for a Travel Bursary can be found on the ICOM UK website at: