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Scottish Government promises new fund to protect culture after Brexit

The programme will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. The Scottish Government is planning to create a new fund to protect cultural organisations from the impact of Brexit. The International Creative Ambition Programme is set to be in place by May 2019. It will support ...
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ICOM establishes new working group on sustainability

The international community first addressed the concept of sustainability in the Brundtland Report Our Common Future, commissioned by the UN and published in 1987. In 2015, both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement were adopted. Even with these measures, the world’s population is currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grants: deadline 24 September 2018

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations. The 2018-19 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and ...
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Call for candidacies: ICOM Executive Board election

Do you want to reinforce your engagement with ICOM and shape the future of our organisation? We have the pleasure to announce that the call for candidacies for the election of the Executive Board of ICOM 2019-2022 is now open! During the upcoming 25th ICOM General Conference in Kyoto, Japan, in ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grants: deadline 24 September 2018

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations. The 2018-19 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and ...
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ICOM Kyoto 2019 Conference and apply for a Travel Bursary

Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition http://icom-kyoto-2019.org/ 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 ...
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Interview with Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany. CMD:   Would you give our ICOM UK members some background to ICOM Germany? KS:   With over 6000 members ICOM Germany is ICOM’s largest National Committee.   We currently share offices in an historic 1924 Villa, formerly the home of the ...
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Chinese open to learning about cultural heritage protection

This article first appeared in gbtimes online: https://gbtimes.com/chinese-open-to-learning-about-cultural-heritage-protection   The majority of Chinese people are willing to learn more about cultural heritage preservation, according to a survey report released by China Youth Daily on Tuesday. 83.4 percent of the 2,000 respondents said they pay close attention to news about cultural heritage, according to the ...
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Brazil’s 200-year-old national museum hit by huge fire

Read the full article on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45392668 A fire has gutted the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country. Most of the 20 million items it contained, including the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas, are believed to have been destroyed. Firefighters are ...
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UK-China Connection Through Culture Grants 2018-19

https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/opportunities/uk-china-connection-through-cultural-grants/ Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. China ...
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