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ICOM UK statement on Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, was active from 30 August to 15 September, sweeping across the Caribbean, and the five islands, including Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands, known as the UK Overseas Territories (UKOT), with devastating effect.  Hurricane Irma was closely ...
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ICOM Statement Natural Disasters Affecting Cultural Heritage

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) wishes to express its sorrow and its solidarity with the people located in the parts of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, Guatemala, and United States of America that have been deeply affected by the recent succession of deadly natural disasters. The world museum community, represented through ...
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2017 Blue Shield General Assembly

The Blue Shield, of which ICOMOS is a founding member, held its 2017 General Assembly in Vienna (Austria) from 12 to 15 September. We were represented by Kirsti Kovanen, ICOMOS Secretary General & ICOMOS Finland member, and Bijan Rouhani, Vice President of ICORP (our International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness), ...
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An intense conference addressing demanding issues for today’s museums

ICOM Germany and ICOM Nord (ICOM Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark) organised a joint conference in Helsingborg, Sweden, from 21 to 23 September. Continuing with the theme of International Museum Day 2017, “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”, participants tackled the “difficult issues” that arise in ...
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UK Winners of Heritage in Motion Awards announced

The Awards were presented at the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia on Friday, 29 September 2017. The annual multimedia competition honors creators of films, games, apps and websites related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage and is an initiative by the European Museum Academy (EMA) and Europa Nostra and ...
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World Heritage UK 3rd Annual Conference

Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th OCTOBER 2017 Delegates will hear from some of the most influential Leaders in Heritage before considering the key audiences to target in a series of session themes. It is important that we understand how we can best communicate with ‘Governments and the Public Sector’, talk to ...
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Internationalising the UK

A new report for the British Council finds that over two thirds of young adults in the UK believe that having international experience and a global outlook are essential to achieving their aspirations. Yet many have no foreign language skills and have never lived or studied abroad. Remedying this will be of particular importance to a ...
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ICOM Advances in Museum Research: a new monograph series edited by ICOM

This research series developed by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) draws on the expertise of ICOM’s worldwide network of museum professionals, representing a range of museum- and heritage-related disciplines. Bridging theory and practice, the series addresses diverse issues of broad interest to the museum field and is of relevance for ...
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Bury Art Museum visits Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven with ICOM UK-HWB Travel Grant

Susan Lord, Curator at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre recently visited the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Bury Art Museum was awarded a ICOM UK – HWB Travel Grant to visit the Van Abbemuseum to develop ideas for a collaborative international touring exhibition and the Van Abbemuseum’s participation in the ...
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Special rate for ICOM members: Communicating the Museum 2017

Los Angeles will host the 19th edition of Communicating the Museum at the Getty, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Natural History Museum and in a number of other cultural institutions, from 6 to 9 November 2017. Over four days, 300 culture professionals from 30+ countries will focus on the theme “Museums Beyond Walls“. Many museums define ...
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