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Claire Messenger, ITP Programme Manager (British Museum) reports back on the 2019 Working Internationally Conference

This article was first published on the International Training Programme blog: https://bmtrainingprog.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/claire-talks-itp-at-icom-uk-working-internationally-conference/ Written by Claire Messenger, International Training Programme Manager, British Museum. I attended – and spoke at – the 7th annual ICOM UK Working Internationally Conference. The conference, the biggest so far, aimed to look at how working together achieves more and I ...
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Brexit: Latest update for museums on loans, customs, VAT

Customs and loans between museums The European Commission has just published guidance on customs, which can be found here. https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/guidance-customs-procedures.pdf The returned goods section on page 13 is the most relevant part for loans between museums. This means that Returned Goods Relief can be claimed in a no deal scenario even if the ...
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Guidance for visitors to the UK if there is a no deal Brexit

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, what visitors will need to enter the UK will not change until 2021. It will continue to be visa-free for EU nationals visiting the UK; What they need to show at the UK border will not change, even if the UK leaves the ...
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Internship Opportunity at NEMO Office in Berlin

NEMO is looking for an intern to join its Berlin office from April – June 2019. Please consider applying if you have Research experience Basic knowledge of museum issues Good knowledge about the functions of the EU and EU culture policy Find the full description and information on how to apply here. Deadline to apply is ...
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Google unveils online science exhibition featuring objects from over 100 museums worldwide

This article was first published online by the Museums Association: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice/new-practice/13032019-google-unveils-online-science-exhibition?utm_campaign=1437746_15032019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Museums%20Association&dm_i=2VBX,UTDE,27LJTU,370DO,1 Google Arts & Culture has launched an immersive online exhibition featuring more than 200,000 objects related to scientific invention and discovery. Google worked with with 110 partners across 23 countries to create Once Upon a Try, which is available via its website or app. US ...
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Algeria’s antiquities museum looted during massive protests

This article was first published by Euronews online: https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/09/algeria-s-antiquities-museum-looted-during-massive-protests After a mostly peaceful protest on Friday by hundreds of thousands of Algerians the museum of antiquities and a primary school in the capital Algiers were set on fire. Some of the museum’s artefacts were looted – the culture ministry said criminals and ...
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Joint statement/call ICOM-ICOMOS for the immediate repeal of the classification of nitrogen as a biocidal active substance for cultural heritage preservation applications across the EU

In reference to the REGULATION (EU) No 528/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 22 May 2012, concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products. Nitrogen is included in Annex I of the Regulation above, however restricted to uses in limited quantities in ready-for-use ...
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Report and toolkit on making international collaboration between inequal partners fairer

DutchCulture gathered 40 international experts in Amsterdam to discuss values and practicalities of fair(er) international cultural cooperation. This closed meeting at Broedplaats Lely in Amsterdam followed the publication of the toolkitBeyond Curiosity and Desire: Towards Fairer International Collaborations in the Arts earlier in 2018, by IETM with On the Move and DutchCulture, focused ...
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Anxiety deepens over risk of no-deal Brexit

This article was written by Rob Sharp and first published on the Museums Association website: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news-analysis/01032019-anxiety-grows-over-risk-no-deal-brexit Museums and other arts organisations continue to prepare for the risk of a no-deal Brexit and warn of a continuing lack of clarity, risks to staffing and potential supply chain disruption. Sharon Heal, the director of the ...
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Interview with Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi about the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi about the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi is Programs Manager of the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, and has over 8 years of experience in the creative arts sector. He was a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, 2017 International Society ...
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