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Please complete DCMS survey on preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) would like to hear from you to understand how creative and cultural organisations are preparing, or not, for a potential no-deal Brexit. This 5-minute survey will inform how government can best support the creative and cultural sectors in these critical times. We urge you ...
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Connecting ICOM UK members for Kyoto 2019

ICOM UK is always looking for ways to connect our members and help build networks of people.  For the ICOM Kyoto 2019 conference we set up a WhatsApp group for members going to Japan.  It is a simple idea that has taken off and we now have 24 participants and ...
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The Best in Heritage – Projects of Influence

25 – 27 September 2019 Dubrovnik, Croatia Presenting a comprehensive overview of best practices globally, this year’s Best in Heritage conference will feature 42 museum, heritage and conservation projects coming from 5 continents, that have been awarded in the previous year. The participants will have the opportunity to get up-to-date with current ...
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Tonya Nelson, Chair, ICOM UK, leading sessions at Kyoto 2019 on decolonisation and restitution

  Tonya Nelson, Chairperson of ICOM UK, will lead two concurrent panel sessions at Kyoto 2019 on decolonisation and restitution. Decolonisation and Restitution – Moving towards a more holistic perspective and relational approach 14:30-16:00, Monday, 2 September 16:30-18:00, Monday, 2 September The aim of these two concurrent sessions is to enable participants to develop a ...
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Workshop “Curating climate. Museums as ‘contact zones’ of climate research, education and activism, October 2019, Oslo

  October 28-29th 2019 Klimahuset / University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway Who: People working in the museum and heritage sector, researchers, artists, activists and policy makers. Programme Description: How do we narrate climatic change in a museum environment and initiate dialogue across its stakeholders? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism ...
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Japan Travel Information for Kyoto 2019

For those members travelling to Japan for Kyoto 2019, ICOM UK has collated some basic travel information into one PDF document. Download the PDF HERE
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Museums to visit in Kyoto

This article was first published by japan-guide.com.    As the imperial capital and center of court life for over 1000 years, Kyoto has naturally played a central role in the development of Japanese culture. The modern city continues to take pride in its cultural heritage, offering an interesting set of museums devoted ...
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Benin gets €20m loan for new museum to show restituted heritage

This article was first published in The Arts Newspaper   Benin is preparing a new home in the city of Abomey for 26 objects of art and cultural heritage looted by French troops in 1894, which France’s president Emmanuel Macron pledged last November to return to the West African country. The institution ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme is open for applications

  Applications are now open for the 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme. ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships. The 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme ...
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€3.1m Creative Europe funding hangs on Brexit deal

This article was first published in ArtsProfessional    “Our carefully laid plans…would be wasted” if the UK leaves without a deal, says an organisation awarded €1.3m to lead a collaborative project. The EU’s Creative Europe programme made grants worth nearly €3.1 million to 11 UK-led applications this year, even though these projects would ...
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