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ICOM UK AGM, 5.30pm, Thursday 27 June 2019, London

The 2019 ICOM UK AGM will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday 27 June at the Barbican in London. In addition to AGM business and updates from ICOM UK, members will have an opportunity to network over drinks and snacks, share their latest international projects and collaborations in short presentations, learn ...
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ICOM UK joins ‘Culture Declares Emergency’

ICOM UK joins other cultural organisations in declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency https://sites.google.com/view/culturedeclaresemergency/home. The ‘Culture Declares Emergency’ campaign launched on 3rd April 2019 with the aim of working with and supporting communities and local government in tackling this Emergency. As representative of the global museum community, the vision of the ...
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Pest treatment using Nitrogen gas in the cultural heritage sector

Deterioration of cultural heritage objects from pest infestation is an ever-present problem. In recent decades, museums and cultural heritage institutions in Europe have turned away from potentially hazardous chemical pest control to an approach of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM uses, amongst a combination of other methods, anoxia or modified/controlled atmospheres ...
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International co-curating through Skype – how Manchester Museum created its Jallianwala Bagh massacre exhibition

This article was written by Adrian Murphy and first appeared in Museums+ Heritage Advisor online https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/features/international-co-curating-skype-manchester-museum-created-jallianwala-bagh-massacre-exhibition/ Manchester Museum has recently opened its latest major exhibition, Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab under Siege, which has seen it create an international partnership with The Partition Museum in Amritsar, India to curate the exhibition by using Skype and Google ...
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NEMO’s 27th European Museum Conference: call for papers deadline 31 May 2019

NEMO’s 27th European Museum Conference will focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically on how museums contribute to the sustainable development of cities and communities and how they – as strong institutions, can support peace and justice in a more imbalanced world. NEMO wants to showcase how museums already are ...
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Claudia Contu, Short Essay for IMD2019

To help celebrate International Museum Day, Claudia Contu, ICOM UK Student Member and a graduating MA student from the Curating Contemporary Art course at the Royal College of Art London, has written a short piece that expresses her thoughts on the future of tradition – the theme of this year’s ...
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How are you celebrating International Museum Day on 18 May 2019?

With International Museums Day just around the corner – what is your museum planning for the 18th May? Add your activity to ICOM’s new interactive map via OpenAgenda for the whole world to see. And get prepared to communicate on social media. Look forward to celebrating it with thousands of museums in the world! Click HERE to visit the International Museum Day website. For IMD19, ...
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Andrea DeRome travelled to Argentina with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Andrea DeRome, Collections Access Officer at Ceredigion Museum travelled to Argentina with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the blog that Andrea wrote during her visit.  The full report from Andrea’s visit will be published in the coming weeks in the Case Studies section of the ICOM ...
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The Best in Heritage 2019

THE BEST IN HERITAGE 2019 Projects of Influence 25-27 SEPTEMBER, DUBROVNIK Presenting a comprehensive insight into best practices globally, this year’s The Best in Heritage will feature 42 museum, heritage and conservation projects that have been awarded in the previous year. They have been handpicked from a list of some 300 laureates of ...
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Exhibitions – Going Green Survey 2018 – Ten Years On

On behalf of Sustainable Exhibitions for Museums (SEFM), you are invited to complete the on-line Exhibitions – Going Green Survey 2018 – Ten Years On, through the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H87R7GP     The survey is active through to 31 July 2019. SEFM is a UK-based informal network of museum and gallery professionals who want to promote and encourage sustainability ...
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