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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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Are you attending Kyoto 2019? Join the ICOM UK WhatsApp gourp

The Tonya Nelson (Chair), Catherine McDermott (Secretary), Arran Rees (Student & Emerging Professional Committee Member) and Dana Andrew (part-time Executive Director) will attend ICOM Kyoto 2019 this September as representatives of ICOM UK. In addition to attending the National Committee and General Meetings, we hope to help members navigate the conference ...
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Interview with Oyku Ozsoy, Istanbul Modern, Turkey

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Öykü Özsoy about the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey. Öykü Özsoy worked as an assistant curator at the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (now SALT), where she was the co-director of the first international artists residency program in Turkey, from 2002 until 2010. With ...
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Newsweek’s Top 8 Museums to Visit in Tokyo

This article was first published online in Newsweek https://www.newsweek.com/8-best-museums-tokyo-1446272 For those of you attending ICOM Kyoto 2019 in September, you might consider spending time visiting museums across Japan.  This article (from Newsweek) is the first we will be sharing over the coming weeks about recommended museums to visit during your trip ...
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Highland Warriors Exhibition in Canada

Meet the Highland soldier, an almost mythical figure with many faces: fierce protector of clans, adventurous soldier of fortune, defiant rebel, national and international hero. The Ottawa world premiere of Highland Warriors, a major new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, explores the changing role and reputation of these iconic kilted ...
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UK – China Connections Through Culture Grants

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. China ...
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British Council’s UK in Japan 2019-20 season

The cultural programme aims to build new cultural relationships with Japan. Leading British institutions will present work from the worlds of classical music, theatre, visual arts, and disability arts, continuing a legacy of inclusivity borne out of the 2012 Paralympics in London. Highlights of UK in JAPAN cultural events include: The ...
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Dubai’s museum of the future: a new world icon?

This article was first published in CNN Travel online https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/dubai-museum-of-the-future-intl/index.html Drivers on Sheikh Zayed Road, the largest highway in Dubai, will have noticed what looks like a giant eye rising alongside the iconic Emirates Towers.  The eye — technically a torus shape — is the latest grand statement of ambition to mark ...
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2019-20 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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NEMO Conference: Museums 2030 – sharing recipes for a better future

Registration for NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019 has opened. The conference will focus on the role that museums can play with regard to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Our goal is to inspire museums to step it up and dare to take action with regard to the SDG’s, while demonstrating that they can become ...
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