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Interview with José Eduardo Ferreira Santos, Acervo da Laje, Salvador, Brazil

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews José Eduardo Ferreira Santos about the Acervo da Laje, a museum in the periphery of Salvador, Brazil. José Eduardo Ferreira Santos is a pedagogue, curator and the founder of Acervo da Laje. He holds a Master’s degree in Psychology (UFBA), a PhD in Public Health ...
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Grand Egyptian Museum set to open in 2020

This article wsa first published in The News Tribune https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article223488885.html On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase ...
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Launch of SARAT project website

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the BIAA-led project, SARAT. SARAT stands for “Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey”. The project’s goal is to increase knowledge, capacity, and awareness about protecting Turkey’s archaeological assets. The project is managed by the BIAA in partnership with Koç ...
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Interview with Andrea Terrón, Vice President AMG-ICOM Guatemala

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Andrea Terrón, an anthropologist and museum specialist from Guatemala, when she was in the UK early this year as a Senior Fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you give ICOM UK members an overview of your work with museums ...
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2018 ICOM UK AGM Papers Online

ICOM UK members can now find the following 2018 AGM papers online: Agenda Draft minutes from the 2017 AGM Chair’s Report Treasurer’s Report 2017 Statement of Accounts These documents are available on the new Annual General Meetings page of the website: http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ For those members not able to attend the AGM on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the ...
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Interview with Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany. CMD:   Would you give our ICOM UK members some background to ICOM Germany? KS:   With over 6000 members ICOM Germany is ICOM’s largest National Committee.   We currently share offices in an historic 1924 Villa, formerly the home of the ...
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Interview with Candice Allison, Director, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Candice Allison, Director of Bag Factory Artists’ Studios on a recent visit to Johannesburg, South Africa.   How are South African museums engaging with social justice and youth empowerment? Museums in South Africa are working hard with diminishing year on year resources to offer affordable or free ...
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Interview with Ning Li, Deputy Director of the Collection Department, China Art Museum (CAM), Shanghai

Catherine McDermott talked to Ning Li, Deputy Director of the Collection Department, the China Art Museum, Shanghai (CAM) about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about CAM? CAM is the huge red pavilion building that has become a landmark in Shanghai and the city’s largest art ...
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Interview with Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare

Catherine McDermott talked to Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about NGZ? In 2017 The National Gallery of Zimbabwe celebrated 60 years, a period which has seen the shift from colonialism to independence and ...
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Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection travels to Hong Kong with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge travelled to Hong Kong this month on an ICOM UK – British Council Global Travel Grant.  This is Eliza’s blog from her visit. It has been an intense and busy period working towards the launch of our research ...
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