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A united and stronger Blue Shield organisation to protect world cultural heritage

The Blue Shield is the protective emblem specified in the 1954 Hague Convention (Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict) for marking cultural sites to give them protection from attack in the event of armed conflict. The independant organisation that is named after the emblem is often ...
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Apply now to the Cultural Protection Fund for applications over £100k

We invite you to submit an Expression of Interest for a Large Grant (over £100k) by the 5 November 2017. Organisations working with local partners in one or more of the Fund’s target countries within the Middle East and North Africa region are invited to apply for a grant of up ...
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ICOM UK – BC Global Travel Grant Scheme – 13 Oct deadline for applications

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering a number of travel grants to support staff from regional and local UK museums (non-national museums) to travel globally (beyond Europe and greater Europe) to develop mutually beneficial projects and partnerships. The deadline for the first round of applications is Friday ...
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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 four days, NEMO gathers representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, and policy makers and stakeholders from the European cultural sector to exchange expertise, discuss, liaise and network. EXPLORE THE PROGRAMME REGISTER NOW! Delegates pay a ...
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The Culture Diary

The Culture Diary has moved!  We are now based at the Department for International Trade in Whitehall.  We look forward to continue working with you in our new home as part of the GREAT Britain campaign – the government campaign to promote the best of the UK around the world ...
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Call for Applications: 2018 European Museum Academy Awards

Museums may apply for the EMA Awards until 15 December 2017. The Micheletti Award and DASA Award recognise museum work, research and engagement in different areas. The Luigi Micheletti Award focused on contemporary European history and its scientific, industrial and social heritage. It is open for: Museums or interpretation centres of 20th-century history ...
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Chinese researcher seeking to make connections with UK university museums

A Chinese researcher is keen to make connections with UK university museums who are interested in collaborating with a Chinese university museum.  Please see more information below. My name is Mu Ruifeng, I am doing my postdoctoral research in UK as a Visiting Scholar of V&A. In China, I am in ...
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Recent email from ICOM re: updating your login details for ICOMMUNITY

A number of ICOM UK members have contacted us over the last month to check whether the recent emails sent directly from the central ICOM office in Paris were genuine. ICOM UK can confirm that the emails sent in August are genuine.  To login to ICOMMUNITY, you will need to update ...
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Help ICOM’s International Committee for University Museums and Collections update their university museum database

UMAC (ICOM’s International Committee for University Museums and Collections) has renovated the design and functionality of its World Database of University Museums and Collections: http://university-museums-and-collections.net/ The new database is more attractive, functional, user-friendly, and so much easier to navigate. Now, it also has maps and images. Take some time to explore it — ...
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Get ready for the next Creative Europe Cooperation Projects call

While not yet confirmed, we expect that the next call for Cooperation Projects will be published in September 2017. The deadline is likely to be towards the end of November for the one-off Cooperation Projects linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and a little later for the usual small and ...
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