News

News

New Resource – Launch of the ‘Copyright Cortex’

Professor Ronan Deazley of Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe postgraduate researchers Victoria Stobo and Andrea Wallace launched the Copyright Cortex particularly for museums, libraries, archives and other memory institutions. More studies and resources will be added over the coming months to the website’s current beta version. In a blog post on ...
Read more

Ten Exhibitions Garner Awards from American Alliance of Museums

Ten museum exhibitions have gained accolades in the 29th annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition, presented by the American Alliance of Museums, the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community in the USA. Top exhibitions included: Overall Award Winner: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA — “Prisons Today: Questions in ...
Read more

AirBnB launches 5 million Euro funding for community tourism programme

Local culture and economy can fall behind tourism hot spots. To prevent this, AirBnB developed the Community Tourism Programme with up to 5 million Euro in funding for investments. The interest lies in projects in emerging and established markets that help drive more sustainable tourism that supports local culture and economy. The Community ...
Read more

Museums & Galleries Tax Relief for Exhibitions – update

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury has confirmed in a written ministerial statement that Government intends to introduce a Finance Bill as soon as possible after the summer recess containing the provisions which were withdrawn before the election, including the museums and galleries tax relief. Where policies have been announced as ...
Read more

Update for non-members receiving this weekly news email

As applications for 2017 membership will close very shortly, ICOM UK has taken the opportunity to update the weekly news mailing list.  From Tuesday 1 August 2017 the weekly news email will only go to current ICOM UK members (Individual, Retired, Student and Institutional members) who have provided an email ...
Read more

2017 ICOM UK Membership Survey Summary

A big thank you to all of our ICOM UK members who took the time to respond to the first ICOM UK membership survey.  The information you provided will inform our future communication plans and, in future, help us do some bench-marking for ICOM within the wider museum sector. For now ...
Read more

Tonya Nelson becomes new Chair of ICOM UK at July AGM

It is an honour for me to serve as Chair of ICOM UK. I am currently Head of Museums and Collections at University College London (UCL), where I have led a range of international projects:  I have worked in partnership with the British Council to develop and deliver two international ...
Read more

Join the conversation on how culture and digital technology can work better together

Our new Chair, Tonya Nelson, is part of the team at DCMS that is exploring how the cultural sector can use digital to expand and improve its offer. The #CultureisDigital project stems from the DCMS commitment in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of our public collections and ...
Read more

Open Heart Surgery: The Value of Museum Collections / NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference (Registration Open)

Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, NEMO wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how do they connect it to other organs in the museum-body, to communities and to society? We ...
Read more

European Commission puts forward new rules to clamp down on illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods

The new rules foresee a number of actions which should ensure that the importation of illicit cultural goods becomes much more difficult in the future: A new common EU definition for ‘cultural goods’ at importation which covers a broad range of objects. The new rules will apply only to cultural goods ...
Read more
ICOM UK