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Museums + Heritage Awards 2018

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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ICOMOS salutes the exemplary work led by Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim in favor of Syrian heritage

ICOMOS joins the cultural heritage conservation community in praising the exemplary work led by Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim during his tenure, which he concluded last week, as Director General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria. Over the past five years, Maamoun Abdulkarim has demonstrated unwavering energy and commitment to safeguarding Syrian heritage ...
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Creating early interventions for deaccessioning crises – US museums develop toolkit

This article first appeared on the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) blog: https://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com.es/2017/10/dont-raid-cookie-jar-creating-early.html On the CFM Blog, an opportunity to help create early warning systems and practical interventions for instances in which museums are being pressured to sell collections in order to balance the books. The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) ...
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2018 ICOM UK Membership now open for online applications and renewals

The ICOM UK Membership Hub is now open for online applications and renewals for 2018 membership.  We are sending out a renewal email in batches to members over the coming weeks. If you wish to apply for or renew your membership before receiving the email, please log in to the ICOM ...
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Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation – grants for working with Japan

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 15th December 2017. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc. that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The ...
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ICOM UK statement on Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, was active from 30 August to 15 September, sweeping across the Caribbean, and the five islands, including Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands, known as the UK Overseas Territories (UKOT), with devastating effect.  Hurricane Irma was closely ...
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ICOM Statement Natural Disasters Affecting Cultural Heritage

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) wishes to express its sorrow and its solidarity with the people located in the parts of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, Guatemala, and United States of America that have been deeply affected by the recent succession of deadly natural disasters. The world museum community, represented through ...
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2017 Blue Shield General Assembly

The Blue Shield, of which ICOMOS is a founding member, held its 2017 General Assembly in Vienna (Austria) from 12 to 15 September. We were represented by Kirsti Kovanen, ICOMOS Secretary General & ICOMOS Finland member, and Bijan Rouhani, Vice President of ICORP (our International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness), ...
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An intense conference addressing demanding issues for today’s museums

ICOM Germany and ICOM Nord (ICOM Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark) organised a joint conference in Helsingborg, Sweden, from 21 to 23 September. Continuing with the theme of International Museum Day 2017, “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”, participants tackled the “difficult issues” that arise in ...
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UK Winners of Heritage in Motion Awards announced

The Awards were presented at the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia on Friday, 29 September 2017. The annual multimedia competition honors creators of films, games, apps and websites related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage and is an initiative by the European Museum Academy (EMA) and Europa Nostra and ...
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