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Tate’s most popular ever exhibition not staged in UK—but in China

This article was first published in the Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/tate-s-landscape-show-enjoys-surprise-chinese-success   The Tate’s most popular ever exhibition is not one that was staged in any of its London galleries—but in Shanghai. Landscapes of the Mind: Masterpieces from Tate Britain (1700-1980), which closed at the Shanghai Museum in August, attracted 615,000 visitors in 14 ...
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Save the Date! 2019 Working Internationally Conference

The 2019 Working Internationally Conference will take place on Monday 11 March 2019 at the British Library in London. The outline programme and ticket sales will go live in early November.  ICOM UK members, NMDC members and British Library staff will get priority and discounted booking. We will also do a call ...
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Heritage as a tool for sustainable development event

On Wednesday 21 November, 18:30 – 20:00, The V&A is hosting an event in partnership with the Cultural Protection Fund exploring heritage as a tool for sustainable development. Hear from four leading, international organisations on their work to create social and economic opportunities through the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage ...
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Wales urged to overhaul international arts promotion

This article, written by Jonathan Knott, was first published in ArtsProfessional online: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/wales-urged-overhaul-international-arts-promotion?utm_source=Weekly-News&utm_medium=email&utm_content=nid-209373&utm_campaign=14th-September-2018 A British Council Wales report says that “small adjustments to the current system will not yield the necessary major changes”. Wales has been urged to do a better job of showcasing its arts sector internationally through “new investment and a ...
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Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) Annual Conference, 15-18 Nov, Malta

https://www.ne-mo.org/our-actions/nemo-events/nemo-annual-conference.html NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations, will hold its next annual conference from 15-18 November 2018 in the European Capital of Culture Valletta, Malta. Approximately 150 participants, representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, and stakeholders from the European cultural and heritage sector will meet to discuss topics ...
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What is a community museum? Complete survey to contribute to international research

EULAC Museums invite you to participate in a research survey about the scope and perception of the concept of ‘community museum’. Our overarching aim is to understand the concept in different contexts, and the study will conclude with an publically-accessible report containing the anonymised data, including quotations, but excluding any personal information ...
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Winds of Change: The State of Museums in Southern Africa. ICOM UK supports the first Southern African museum session at the MA Conference in Belfast

Winds of Change: The State of Museums in Southern Africa.   ICOM UK supports the first African museum session at the MA Conference in Belfast on Thursday 8 November at 12.10. Africa is changing, and so are its museums, re-imagining themselves for a new future. This year ICOM UK with the Museums Association ...
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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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ICOM statement on the necessity for adequate public funding for museums

As our Brazilian colleagues assess the extent of the devastating loss to the world’s cultural heritage following the fire at their National Museum, we, the international museum community, are forced to face some hard facts about our sector. The ongoing trend of reduction in public expenditure on cultural heritage threatens the ...
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National Museum of Natural History in Chile digitises its collections in 3D

For the first time in Chile, and within the framework of the celebration of its 188 years of existence, the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), an institution dependent on the National Service of Cultural Heritage and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage , announced the digitisation of 70 ...
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