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Rana Ibrahim, Front of House Assistant, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum travels to Iraq with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Rana Ibrahim, Front of House Assistant at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum travelled to Baghdad, Iraq with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant. Rana left Iraq in 2003 because of the war and this was her first visit since she left.  The Travel Grant enabled her to develop research for Iraqi Women, ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grants: deadline 24 September 2018

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations. The 2018-19 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and ...
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Lords report calls for Brexit visa agreement to aid cultural sector

This article first appeared in M+H Advisor online: http://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/lords-report-calls-brexit-visa-agreement-aid-cultural-sector/ The report, Brexit: movement of people in the cultural sector, published last week by the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee highlights that museums will suffer post-Brexit without reciprocal visa agreements with the EU The report states that the ability to move between the UK ...
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ICOM ICEE Webinar: Museums, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World, 25 July

The 2018 ICOM ICEE Webinar Series consists of six FREE 60-minute web seminars (webinars) that showcase relevant examples of best practices and innovation in the exhibition field.  The webinars will cover a wide range of topics related to exhibition exchange including development, production, tour management, and logistics. The next webinar is Museums, ...
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AAM has launched Alliance launches resource for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in museums

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has released Facing Change: Insights from the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Working Group. This report is centered around five insights about the key components of effective museum DEAI work, along with specific calls to action and suggested resources for ...
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Charity Finance Group Report on Impact of Brexit on Charity Workforce

A new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research, commissioned by Charity Finance Group, has found that 82% of EU nationals currently working in the charity sector would be ineligible to work in the UK, if the same rules that apply to non-EU nationals were applied to them. This ...
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The impact of Creative Europe in the UK and preparing for Cooperation Projects call

Creative Europe is about so much more than funding. Recently they published two major reports showing that the impacts of Creative Europe extend far beyond the €74 million received by the UK in grants. Take a look at the two reports: Creative Europe in the UK 2017 Results gives a full breakdown of ...
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ICOM Europe

ICOM Europe is a Regional Organisation of the International Council of Museums. It provides a forum for the exchange of information and co-operation between National Committees in Europe (Europe region as defined by UNESCO, excluded Canada). It also represents a framework for co-operation between museums and museum professionals. ICOM-Europe assists National ...
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Governments sign deal securing loan of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022

This article first appeared in the Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/governments-sign-deal-securing-loan-of-bayeux-tapestry-to-the-uk-in-2022 The Bayeux Tapestry is a step closer to returning to the UK after the British and French governments finalised a deal earlier this month. Following his attendance at the Digital Colloque forum in Paris, the previous UK secretary of state for digital, culture, ...
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Horniman’s new gallery captures a changing world

ICOM UK Institutional Member, the Horniman Museum & Gardens has recently opened a new World Gallery where visitors can encounter cultures from across the continents. The World Gallery was created with £4.7m in funding, five years’ work and over 200 community consultations. The exhibition shows 3,000 objects from the Horniman’s 80,000 strong ...
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