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2018 ICOM UK AGM – register now

The 2018 ICOM UK AGM will take place 13:30 – 16:30 at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) in London on Wednesday 26 September. The relevant papers will be circulated to ICOM UK members one month in advance of the AGM. Places are limited so book your free place now via Eventbrite: https://icomuk2018agm.eventbrite.com You ...
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Apply for an ICOM UK Travel Bursary to attend an international conference this autumn

ICOM UK members can apply for a Travel Bursary to attend relevant international conferences and meetings.  These can be ICOM international conferences or those of other organisations. The next deadlines for applications are: 31 August 2018  30 November 2018 Further information on eligibility and how to apply at http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/bursaries/travel-bursary-fund/ Members can apply for additional funding from ...
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Call for members to participate in Soap Box Session at ICOM UK AGM, 26 Sept, London

The ICOM UK 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place 13:30 – 16:30 on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in central London. In addition to AGM business, there will be opportunities for members to network and share information about current and future international projects and ...
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ICOM UK is seeking up to five new committee members

We are looking for up to five new ICOM UK Committee Members.  The Committee Members are Trustees and Directors of ICOM UK as a registered charitable company in the UK.  They oversee the development and delivery of the strategy to support UK museums working internationally, connecting members to the global ...
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) held Ministerial event on Soft Power

The Government announced its soft power strategy earlier in 2018 and it is set to be launched before the end of the year. Key professionals from culture and creative industries, digital and sport sectors, joined the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the GREAT Britain Campaign, Foreign and Commonwealth ...
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Interview with Candice Allison, Director, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Candice Allison, Director of Bag Factory Artists’ Studios on a recent visit to Johannesburg, South Africa.   How are South African museums engaging with social justice and youth empowerment? Museums in South Africa are working hard with diminishing year on year resources to offer affordable or free ...
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Culture in Crisis event, 5 Sept 2018, V&A – Engaging Youth for the Preservation of Heritage in the Middle Ea

On Wednesday 5 September 2018, the V&A will host a FREE event – Culture in Crisis: Engaging Youth for the Preservation of Heritage in the Middle East. Three organisations, each funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, discuss the challenges and breakthroughs of their work with young people across the Middle East ...
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UK tops soft power list for 2018

Read the full article on the British Council website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/policy-insight-research/top-soft-power-2018 According to the comprehensive annual soft power index by Portland Communications, the UK is once again the leading soft power nation. The UK reclaims the number one position in the league table that it originally held when the annual rankings began in 2015, having slipped ...
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Creative Europe funding boosts UK culture

This article, written by Christy Romer, first appeared in ArtsProfessional online: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/creative-europe-funding-boosts-uk-culture-research-finds?utm_source=Weekly-News&utm_medium=email&utm_content=nid-209021&utm_campaign=20th-July-2018   91 companies and organisations in the UK were supported by Creative Europe last year, receiving 10% of the scheme’s total funds. Grants from Creative Europe, the EU’s cultural funding framework, are worth an average of €18.4m (£16.4m) a year to the ...
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Save the Date: ICOM UK Annual General Meeting, Wed 26 Sept 2018, London

The 2018 ICOM UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place 13:30 – 16:30 on Wednesday 26 September 2018.  The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) in central London in generously hosting the AGM.  http://london.korean-culture.org/en/welcome  In addition to AGM business, we will have a Soap Box session where ICOM UK members will ...
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