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NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference and Birthday, 9-12 Nov, Ghent, Belgium

OPEN HEART SURGERY – The Value of Museum Collections NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference and Birthday! 9-12 November 2017 | Ghent, Belgium From 9-12 November 2017, Ghent will be home to NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference and birthday event! For three days, NEMO gathers representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, and policy makers ...
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Communicating World Heritage Conference, 7-10 October 2017, Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

A friendly reminder that the early bird booking deadline for Communicating World Heritage is 31st August. Please take advantage of the great discounted rate and join us for networking, discussions and talks around the communication of World Heritage. Full details below: Communicating World Heritage Conference 7-10 October 2017 Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage ...
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Taiwan’s Palace Museum digitises its massive collection of Chinese art

This article first appeared on the Smithsonian’s online magazine: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/taiwanese-museum-just-digitized-its-massive-collection-chinese-art-180964257/#5YVsdBBtFBYeuU5S.99  In 1948, amidst the chaos of China’s civil war, Nationalist forces evacuated thousands of priceless artifacts from Beijing to Taiwan. The preemptive decision proved timely: By the following year, Mao Zedong’s Communist Party had seized power. In lieu of this regime change, the evacuated collection never ...
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Announcing international professional exchange programme in Wales for creative changemakers!

As part of a series of events produced for Creative Tracks, aimed at connecting creative entrepreneurs worldwide, Visiting Arts will host Kick Start: Cardiff – a special exchange and networking event in Wales from 16-19 October 2017 – coinciding with the launch of the European Network EASTN 2, SWN Festival, and ...
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Why a German museum is exploring its colonial past

This article first appeared in Deutsche Welle online: http://www.dw.com/en/why-a-german-museum-is-exploring-its-colonial-past/a-39952358  For the first time in Germany, a museum is publically digging into the colonial roots of its own collection. Curator Julia Binter tells DW how looking at the past can change how we view “foreigners” today. The Kunsthalle Bremen is the first museum in ...
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Creative Europe: COLLABORATE! panel and networking event, 23 August, Edinburgh

Following on from their COLLABORATE! forum on international working in London in July, Creative Europe Desk UK invites you to take a moment in the heart of Edinburgh’s festivals to reflect on how and why we collaborate across borders, and to shine some light on success stories of European collaboration. When: Wednesday 23 ...
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Harnessing soft power internationally

This article first appeared in the NMDC August newsletter: https://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/ The thinktank ResPublica has produced a report recommending making better use of the UK’s cultural assets abroad to maintain influence post-Brexit. It was produced in partnership with the British Council and Science Museum Group. ‘Britain’s Global Future: Harnessing the soft power capital of ...
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Call for papers: Remaking the Museum in the Anthropocene

The Aarhus University Centre for Environmental Humanities is excited to invite proposals for contributions to an interdisciplinary conference on “Remaking the Museum: Curation, Conservation, and Care in Times of Ecological Upheaval.” Bringing together leading scholars and practitioners from across the environmental humanities and beyond, the conference will take place at ...
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Object journeys: working with the Kiribati community in the UK

When I was asked back in 2014 to start thinking about the upcoming Object Journeys project, my mind immediately turned to the possibility of bringing the British Museum’s Micronesia collection in to focus. The Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas has close links with some of the members of ...
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New World Heritage sites 2017

In 2017, 18 cultural sites and 3 natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List. The World Heritage Committee inscribed 18 new cultural sites and 3 natural sites on the World Heritage List during its 41th annual session, which was held in Krakow (Poland) from July 2nd to 12th 2017. ...
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