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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grants: deadline 24 September 2018

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations. The 2018-19 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and ...
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Governments sign deal securing loan of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022

This article first appeared in the Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/governments-sign-deal-securing-loan-of-bayeux-tapestry-to-the-uk-in-2022 The Bayeux Tapestry is a step closer to returning to the UK after the British and French governments finalised a deal earlier this month. Following his attendance at the Digital Colloque forum in Paris, the previous UK secretary of state for digital, culture, ...
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Horniman’s new gallery captures a changing world

ICOM UK Institutional Member, the Horniman Museum & Gardens has recently opened a new World Gallery where visitors can encounter cultures from across the continents. The World Gallery was created with £4.7m in funding, five years’ work and over 200 community consultations. The exhibition shows 3,000 objects from the Horniman’s 80,000 strong ...
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Complete China survey from the British Council before 27 July

Last year the British Council set up China Now, a website dedicated for UK professionals. This year, based on the platform, the British Council wants to understand your interest and existing activity in mainland China and Hong Kong – so that they can help you more directly to achieve these ambitions ...
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British Council report on Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth

The British Council has produced this report to share the findings of its sector consultation and international research on cultural heritage for inclusive growth. The report presents a pioneering approach to inclusive growth that sees the social and economic benefits of cultural heritage for all levels of society. It advocates for a way of ...
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Access Presentations and Videos from the “Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums and Participation” Meeting

The NEMO partner Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project, IMP, has released presentations, reports and videos from its conference and expert meeting on its website. The two-day meeting took place from 27-28 February 2018 in Palermo, Italy. All presentations, reports and videos from the two-day meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums ...
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Museums and Climate Change: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

In April, the intercessional meeting for climate change negotiations took place in Bonn, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, with representatives from governments around the world (COP means Conference of Parties, these being nations). There was a one-day workshop on how to accelerate education, training, public awareness, public ...
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Registration open for NEMO 2018 Annual Conference

From 15-18 November 2018, NEMO (Network of European Museum Organisations) will gather European museum and culture professionals in Valletta, Malta, to network, exchange expertise, discuss and explore the crossover impact that museums have on other sectors during the conference “Museums out of the Box! The crossover impact of museums”. Museums and ...
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UK-China Connection Through Culture Grants 2018-19

https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/opportunities/uk-china-connection-through-cultural-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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Cultural Protection Fund: 20 July deadline for expressions of interest

The British Council is now accepting expressions of interest for small grant applications (under £100k) to the Cultural Protection Fund. The £30m Fund, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, is set up to protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in the Middle East and ...
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