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Government guidance on protecting objects on loan from abroad from seizure

DCMS has published guidance for museums borrowing loan items from abroad on how to ensure the loans are not seized by UK courts in cases where ownership is in dispute. Objects are protected from seizure when displayed in a museum or gallery approved by the Culture Secretary, where a list of ...
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Government to publish Brexit impact report for museum sector

The Department for Exiting the EU has published a list of 58 sectors for which it has produced  impact studies. These include museums, galleries and libraries as well as many areas of the arts, including film, music and the performing and visual arts. The government initially said the detail of ...
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A Time Capsule from the Future: American Alliance of Museums Publishes Its 2040 Magazine

What happens when a magazine is published 23 years ahead of schedule? Members of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) will find out this month, as the Alliance has set its bimonthly Museum magazine in the year 2040. Conceived to kick off the 10th anniversary of the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM), ...
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Beirut’s Museum of Memory opens first exhibition

This article first appeared in the Art Newspaper: http://theartnewspaper.com/news/beiruts-museum-of-memory-opens-first-exhibitionminus-a-director-or-board-of-governors Against a backdrop of political wrangling, Zena el Khalil’s show focuses on the missing of Lebanon’s civil war. The Museum of Memory in Beirut, a four-storey Art Deco building that was a sniper’s lair during Lebanon’s civil war, has opened its first formal exhibition with ...
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Forced from Home interactive exhibition by Doctors Without Borders/Medicins San Frontiers (MSF)

This article first appeared on the Fast Company website: https://www.fastcompany.com/40476524/this-vr-exhibit-lets-you-witness-the-refugee-crisis-firsthand Inside the dome at the entrance to “Forced from Home,” an interactive exhibit created by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins San Frontièrs (MSF), an image of the arid landscape around the border between Mexico and Guatemala fills the space; above, there’s a view of the sky ...
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Global Arts Management Fellowship – Call for Applications

Led by Institute Founder, Michael M. Kaiser, and President, Brett Egan, the global arts management Fellowship provides personalized training and support for executives from around the world. Applications are due December 15, 2017. The program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the ...
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Join us for a free ICOM UK networking luncheon at the MA Conference on Thursday 16 November

ICOM UK members are very welcome to join our exclusive networking luncheon at the Museums Association Conference at 1pm on Thursday 16 November.  The luncheon is free to attend for any members with tickets for the MA Conference in Manchester. Book your free luncheon place at: https://icomuk_luncheon_2017.eventbrite.com Join us for this unique opportunity ...
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Seminar of New National Committee ICOMOS Myanmar

The ICOMOS Myanmar Seminar on Capacity Building and Inventories/Heritage Documentation took place on 17, 18 and 19 October 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar, organised in conjunction with the ICOMOS International Secretariat. ICOMOS Myanmar is a new ICOMOS National Committee whose creation was formally accredited by the ICOMOS Board in March 2017. ICOMOS ...
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Public Consultation on Europeana

The evaluation aims to collect opinions, experiences and expectations with/of Europeana and the various aspects of the platform. The evaluation follows the Council Conclusions of 31/5/2016 on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage and is carried out by the Directorate General for ...
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Finland selects its Museum of the Century

Finland, which is celebrating 100 years of independence this year, held the Cultural Gala of the Century to promote cultural agents and acts from the time of its independence. The search for the museum started with a public vote organised by the Finnish Museums Association (a NEMO member). Out of the ...
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