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Interview with Clémence Mathieu, Director, International Carnival and Mask Museum, Belgium

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Clémence Mathieu, Director of the International Carnival and Mask Museum in Binche, Belgium.   Would you tell us about the International Carnival and Mask Museum in Binche, Belgium. The International Carnival and Mask Museum possess a collection which is unique of its kind and internationally recognized. ...
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Creative Europe supports UK culture despite Brexit uncertainty

This article was first published online in Arts Professional: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/creative-europe-supports-uk-culture-despite-brexit-uncertainty?utm_source=Weekly-News&utm_medium=email&utm_content=nid-211413&utm_campaign=17th-May-2019 UK cultural organisations have been urged to “continue applications as normal” as negotiations over leaving the EU continue. The UK creative sector saw EU investment of nearly £14 million (€15.9 million) last year, a new report from Creative Europe reveals. The figure represents 9% ...
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Cultural Protection Fund supports the Levantine Foundation Conservation Field Campaigns at Deir Al-Surian, Egypt

Preserving Egyptian Coptic Heritage through Conservation, Scholarship and Educational Dissemination The Levantine Foundation is delighted to announce a grant from the British Council’s £30 million Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Fifty-one grants were issued to support projects in the Middle East and ...
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Gutted and broke: Brazil’s National Museum pleads for money

This article was first published online at https://www.france24.com/en/20190507-gutted-broke-brazils-national-museum-pleads-money Brazil’s devastated National Museum is broke and cannot afford storage for artifacts rescued from the ashes of the gutted building, its director has said. In a desperate plea for more funding, Alexander Kellner warned “there will be no more National Museum” in Rio de Janeiro ...
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Employer Toolkit: EU Settlement Scheme

The Government has published a toolkit aimed at employers of EU nationals who may be interested in applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. Citizens of EU and EEA countries plus Switzerland need to apply if they wish to preserve the rights they currently have post-Brexit. There will be no change to the ...
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ICOM UK AGM, 5.30pm, Thursday 27 June 2019, London

The 2019 ICOM UK AGM will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday 27 June at the Barbican in London. In addition to AGM business and updates from ICOM UK, members will have an opportunity to network over drinks and snacks, share their latest international projects and collaborations in short presentations, learn ...
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ICOM UK joins ‘Culture Declares Emergency’

ICOM UK joins other cultural organisations in declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency https://sites.google.com/view/culturedeclaresemergency/home. The ‘Culture Declares Emergency’ campaign launched on 3rd April 2019 with the aim of working with and supporting communities and local government in tackling this Emergency. As representative of the global museum community, the vision of the ...
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Pest treatment using Nitrogen gas in the cultural heritage sector

Deterioration of cultural heritage objects from pest infestation is an ever-present problem. In recent decades, museums and cultural heritage institutions in Europe have turned away from potentially hazardous chemical pest control to an approach of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM uses, amongst a combination of other methods, anoxia or modified/controlled atmospheres ...
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International co-curating through Skype – how Manchester Museum created its Jallianwala Bagh massacre exhibition

This article was written by Adrian Murphy and first appeared in Museums+ Heritage Advisor online https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/features/international-co-curating-skype-manchester-museum-created-jallianwala-bagh-massacre-exhibition/ Manchester Museum has recently opened its latest major exhibition, Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab under Siege, which has seen it create an international partnership with The Partition Museum in Amritsar, India to curate the exhibition by using Skype and Google ...
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NEMO’s 27th European Museum Conference: call for papers deadline 31 May 2019

NEMO’s 27th European Museum Conference will focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically on how museums contribute to the sustainable development of cities and communities and how they – as strong institutions, can support peace and justice in a more imbalanced world. NEMO wants to showcase how museums already are ...
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