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Cultural Protection Fund: complete survey before 10 April

The British Council is currently working hard to secure the future of the Cultural Protection Fund (CPF). They have designed a brief survey that allows other people to have a say. This will provide useful content for the current spending review bid and their forthcoming annual report. The CPF team would be ...
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Call for Papers for AIMA’s 19th International Congress of Agricultural Museums

20–23 JULY 2020 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE, READING, UK CIMA 19, the triennial Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Museums (AIMA), will be held in 2020 at the Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL), University of Reading. This conference will draw together leading museum practitioners and researchers to explore ...
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Ancient Babylonian Artifact Seized at London Airport Returns to Iraq

This article was first published online at https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/03/17/kudurru/ British officials intercepted an artifact smuggler at Heathrow airport who was attempting to sneak a valuable ancient stone into the UK. The smuggler claimed the object was for “home decoration.” The 12-inches-high artifact is dated to the second millennia BC. It’s a unique item inscribed ...
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Brexit: update and useful links

Withdrawal agreement and Political Declaration Latest updates Extension to leaving date Following a request by Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Council agreed on Thursday 21 March to extend the UK’s departure date to 22 May 2019, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons by 29 March 2019 ...
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International Committee for Exhibition Exchange: call for papers

The ICEE Board is thrilled to launch the call for papers for our 2019 Annual Conference to be held from September 1-7, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, as part of ICOM’s 25th General Conference. For its 2019 Annual Conference, the ICEE has chosen the theme Building Resilience and Reinforcing Relevance in Exhibition Exchange. This ...
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Invitation for Proposals: Consultancy on Community Outreach and Public Engagement in Archaeology

Deadline for proposals – 17:00 on 13 April 2019 This contract supports a project titled ‘Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey’ (SARAT) which is the recipient of funding from the Cultural Protection Fund. The project is led by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) in partnership with Koç University Research Center for ...
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Take part in creating a new museum definition for ICOM

Across the world, ICOM provides a common framework for museums, a forum for professional discussions, and a platform for questioning and celebrating heritage and collections in museums and cultural institutions. A shared definition of the museum serves as the backbone for ICOM as a global organisation. However, the points of intersection between ...
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Reimagining the Museum, Oaxaca, Mexico – 20-22 Nov 2019

Reimagining the Museum, a biannual conference launched in 2015, unites a cross-generation of professionals from the Americas committed to advancing positive transformation in museums for greater relevancy and service to their diverse and ever-changing communities. During three days, through different learning formats and sessions, the conference highlights examples of best practices, ...
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Claire Messenger, ITP Programme Manager (British Museum) reports back on the 2019 Working Internationally Conference

This article was first published on the International Training Programme blog: https://bmtrainingprog.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/claire-talks-itp-at-icom-uk-working-internationally-conference/ Written by Claire Messenger, International Training Programme Manager, British Museum. I attended – and spoke at – the 7th annual ICOM UK Working Internationally Conference. The conference, the biggest so far, aimed to look at how working together achieves more and I ...
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Brexit: Latest update for museums on loans, customs, VAT

Customs and loans between museums The European Commission has just published guidance on customs, which can be found here. https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/guidance-customs-procedures.pdf The returned goods section on page 13 is the most relevant part for loans between museums. This means that Returned Goods Relief can be claimed in a no deal scenario even if the ...
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