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Apply now for Greater Europe Travel Grant

ICOM UK, with support from Heritage Without Borders (HWB), is offering a number of travel grants to support staff from regional and local UK museums (non-national museums) to travel to Europe and greater Europe to develop mutually beneficial projects and partnerships. The ICOM UK – HWB Travel Grant Scheme will enable ...
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Pontypridd Museum travels to Limburg, Germany with ICOM UK HWB Travel Grant

The purpose of this trip was to draw comparisons between two historically similar mining regions, Limburg, Germany and South Wales, and how we as museums present and preserve this vital history for future generations. This visit allowed us to mutually share skills, expertise and experiences in how we currently present ...
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Confronting uncomfortable truths about European colonial appropriation

This article, written by Nicholas Thomas, first appeared in the Art Newspaper http://theartnewspaper.com/comment/macron-repatriation  Nicholas Thomas, professor of historical anthropology at Cambridge University, on the French President’s statements about African artefacts. It is enormously encouraging that the President of France has chosen to highlight this issue . Over recent decades, across Europe, curators ...
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CAMOC (Museums of Cities) goes to Mexico City

CAMOC members recently gathered in Mexico City for an annual meeting devoted to “Museums of Cities and Contested Urban Histories” On 30-31 October, Mexico’s Palacio Nacional—its courtyard decorated for that nation’s annual Dia de los Muertos commemoration—provided the backdrop for the annual conference of CAMOC, ICOM’s International Committee for the Collections ...
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Museums + Heritage Awards 2018 – 1 Feb 2018 deadline

The annual Museums + Heritage Awards, now in its sixteenth year, recognises projects of excellence – innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe. These range from remarkable achievements of national institutions to projects crafted with limited resources and those championing their staff and ...
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Trafficking and Looting of Cultural Heritage

The CULT Committee’s draft opinion on Cross-border restitution claims of works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars. The five suggestions call for an update and clarification of existing policies and “urge the Commission to proceed to a thorough mapping of existing databases and to envisage ...
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The Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme: an update

The Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme is a programme funded by the UK government, through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and delivered through the British Museum. Its aim is to train archaeologists from across the whole of Iraq in cultural heritage management and practical fieldwork skills. The ...
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Book now for 2018 Working Internationally Conference, 7 March, Edinburgh

ICOM UK members have priority and discounted booking for the 20178 Working Internationally Conference.  The Conference will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Tickets for ICOM UK members are £49 (non-member tickets are £75). There are also a limited number of student tickets ...
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New Issue of Museum International available online

ICOM is pleased to announce that the new issue of Museum International, dedicated to the ICOM 2016 General Conference theme ‘Museums and cultural landscapes’, has just been published. The printed version will be available in early December. ICOM has redefined the journal’s layout and design to be more aesthetically pleasing and ...
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France’s former Culture Minister appointed new UNESCO chief

Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday appointed Audrey Azoulay, a former culture minister of France, to the top post of the agency. “I now think of all the people I met in recent months, or had met in my various professional capacities, who ...
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