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ICOM’s new proposed definition of museums – what do you think?

Over recent decades museums have radically transformed, adjusted and re-invented their principles, policies and practices, to the point where the ICOM museum definition no longer seems to reflect the challenges and manifold visions and responsibilities. ICOM invited members and other interested parties to take part in creating a new, more current ...
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Carol Scott, former Chair of ICOM UK, is running for election to the ICOM Executive Board for a second term

Carol Scott, former Chair of ICOM UK, is running for election to the ICOM Executive Board for a second term. The election takes place at the ICOM Triennial Conference in Kyoto from the 1st-7th September. In addition to leading a National Committee, Carol has also served on the Executive Committee of ...
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Fostering Inclusion of Multilingual Students with Shakespeare

After support from ICOM UK, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is about to finish its first international collaboration project. In autumn 2016 the Learning and Participation team from Stratford-upon-Avon teamed up with educators from Germany, Sweden and Slovenia in an Erasmus+ project to support teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Heterogeneous ...
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Report on Brexit’s Impact on the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

This article was first published in NEMO   NEMO member the Irish Museums Association and the Ulster University published the report “Brexit and the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland” in January 2018. The report examines possible outcomes of Brexit and offers recommendations on how the Irish and ...
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Around ICOM Kyoto 2019: events and excursions

Excursions are an ICOM General Conference tradition. More than 40 tours have specifically been arranged for ICOM Kyoto 2019 participants ! ICOM Kyoto 2019 has planned a variety of social events for participants to fully enjoy all that Kyoto has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you! Register today:   https://icom-kyoto-2019.org/reg-guideline.html Excusions:    ...
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NEMO met with ICOM Chair Suay Aksoy in Berlin

This article was first published in NEMO   On 28 June 2019, NEMO Chair David Vuillaume met with Suay Aksoy, Chair of ICOM, in Berlin, Germany. Among other things, they discussed a structured exchange between ICOM and NEMO, ICOM’s new museum definition and museums’ role in sustainable development, the theme of NEMO’s ...
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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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Museums to visit in Osaka

  For those of you attending ICOM Kyoto 2019 in September, you might consider spending time visiting museums across Japan. This article is the second in the series about museums to visit in Japan. Many of you might be flying in and out of Osaka on your way to Kyoto, so ...
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HOUSE OF reFASHION (Greece) is looking for partners for a European partnership project

  HOUSE OF reFASHION (Greece) is a socially engaged project seeking to combine traditional crafts with contemporary design to launch a sustainable fashion repair and innovation movement. The aim is to design circular economic models, raise awareness, inspire new audiences to become catalysts for social change, and create opportunities for designers and ...
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Creative Europe Culture Information Seminar

  Culture Programme Advice Sessions across England Christoph Jankowski and Julia Birch, together with local beneficiaries, are running informal advice sessions in cafes across England to help organisations prepare for the Cooperation Projects deadline in the autumn. Tuesday 30 July, 2-4pm at Taste, Leeds Register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-europe-culture-advice-session-in-leeds-tickets-63874981790 Join Julia for an informal and informative chat ...
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