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Carol Scott elected to the ICOM Executive Board for a second term

Carol Scott, former Chair of ICOM UK, was elected to the Executive Board of the International Council of Museums for a second term at the ICOM Triennial Conference in Kyoto on the 7th September. In her election speech to the Advisory Committee, Dr. Scott stated: In today’s world when difference is ...
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Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Calls For Gender Parity At Sharjah Art Museum

This article was first published on The National’s website: https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/sultan-sooud-al-qassemi-on-male-chauvinism-in-art-women-represent-women-better-1.902455?utm_source=globalmuseum Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Sharjah art collector and cultural figure, is on a mission to redress the gender imbalance of the art world. “In US museums, only 13 per cent of the art on display is by women,” says Al Qassemi. “If you’re thinking pre-20th century, ...
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Cultural Heritage Innovation: Opportunities for International Development

• The UK’s National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) report shows how the UK is world-leading in innovation in its cultural heritage sector. • UK cultural heritage innovation, in partnership with developing countries, is creating exceptional outcomes, with impact well beyond the cultural field. • The report illustrates the UK’s eminence in heritage ...
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ICOM UK Secretary Catherine McDermott reflects on her first ICOM Triennial General Conference

With over 4000+ delegates Kyoto 2019 was the biggest ICOM conference yet and even the day tickets were sold out.   For ICOM UK members, like me, who have never attended the Triennial General conference it is a complex and concentrated programme, opened with great ceremony by leading Japanese politicians and ...
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Looking for funding for international travel? Apply now to the ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme. ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships. The 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme ...
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Natural History Museum (NHM) supports Museu Nacional in Brazil

This article was first published on the Museums Association website: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/04092019-londons-nhm-supports-fire-hit-museu-nacional?utm_campaign=1565829_05092019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Museums%20Association&dm_i=2VBX,XK79,27LJTU,3IFIT,1 London’s Natural History Museum (ICOM UK Institutional Member) has signed an agreement to support the Museu Nacional, which was devasted by fire a year ago. The Rio de Janeiro venue, which lost more than 20 million items in the blaze, is rebuilding ...
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British Library Labs Symposium – international networking event and awards ceremony

The BL Labs Symposium is an international annual networking event and awards ceremony showcasing innovative projects which have used the British Library’s digital collections and data over the past year. The awards recognise outstanding use of British Library’s digital content in the categories of Research, Commercial, Artistic, or Teaching & Learning. This ...
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Head of Exhibitions and International Touring at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is Wales’s most popular and globally recognised cultural institution, at the heart of the Welsh nation.  Our vision, Inspiring people, changing lives expresses our commitment to achieving social change through cultural participation. We are looking to appoint a Head of Exhibitions and International Touring.  You ...
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Decolonisation Roundtable, Friday 4 October, Museums Association Conference

Decolonisation Roundtable Friday 4 October, 13:00 – 14:30 Restaurant, Brighton Centre (Museums Association Conference) Chair: Tonya Nelson, Chair, ICOM UK Hosted by ICOM UK, Arts Council England and the Museums Association, with support from the British Council, this invite-only roundtable discusses current issues around decolonisation in the sector. Museum professionals with experience of ...
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ICOM Family Website

Many museum professionals are connected through ICOM. They enjoy working in their museum and they are interested in meeting their colleagues. Sharing our knowledge and experience gives an extra value to being an ICOM member. National Committee ICOM The Netherlands initiated the ICOM Family website to facilitate the personal connection between ...
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