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Happy New Year from Tonya Nelson, Chair of ICOM UK

Happy new year ICOM UK members! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and had the opportunity to visit at least one museum or exhibition (using your ICOM membership card, of course) during the break. I had the opportunity to visit Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) in Berlin. The Museum is the former ...
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Export Opportunity: History Museum Partnership Sought by Museum Based in Chengdu, China

Deadline: 1 March 2018 A museum wants to partner with a history museum in the UK. You must: – have a focus on prehistoric cultures. – be interested in co-hosting temporary exhibitions across China and the UK The exhibition to be hosted in China is expected to: – be themed around the classical civilisations of an ...
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Call for Papers – new ICOM/Routledge museum handbook series

Volume 1: Museum Management ICOM is developing a four-volume handbook series. The first volume of the series, co-edited by Darko Babić and Catherine C. Cole, aims to explore contemporary practices in the field of museum management. Abstracts of between 250 and 300 words, written in English, French or Spanish, should be submitted ...
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Museums + Heritage Awards 2018 – 1 Feb deadline

The annual Museums + Heritage Awards, now in its sixteenth year, recognises projects of excellence – innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe. These range from remarkable achievements of national institutions to projects crafted with limited resources and those championing their staff and ...
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Book now for 2018 Working Internationally Conference, 7 March, Edinburgh

ICOM UK members get discounted booking for the 20178 Working Internationally Conference.  The Conference will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Tickets for ICOM UK members are £49 (non-member tickets are £75). There are also a limited number of student tickets available for £25. To ...
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80% of EU citizens consider cultural heritage important for themselves and their communities, finds new Eurobarometer

The new Eurobarometer survey was released on 7 December 2017. It took a close look at cultural heritage and its role for and effect on European citizens, with a majority acknowledging the sense of belonging created through cultural heritage. According to a new Eurobarometer survey released today, 8 out of 10 Europeans think ...
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The Challenge Of Revising The Museum Definition – ICOM

“A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment”. This is the latest version of the ...
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Funding opportunities for the cultural sector – Horizon 2020

The following calls have a deadline of 13 March 2018 – Curation of digital assets and advanced digitization – Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts – Social platform on endangered cultural heritage and on illicit trafficking of cultural goods The following calls have a deadline of 17 April ...
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Connecting practice phase II: report available

ICOMOS and IUCN are delighted to announce that the final report for the Connecting Practice project: Phase II has been completed and is now available online. The Connecting Practice project explores new methods and practical strategies for the recognition and support of the interconnectedness of natural and cultural heritage at ...
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UNESCO Global Report 2018: Reshaping Cultural Policies

The Report examines how the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the “Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions” has inspired policy change at the global and country level and puts forward policy recommendations for the adaptation of cultural policies to rapid change in the digital environment, based on human ...
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