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Interview with Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare

Catherine McDermott talked to Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about NGZ? In 2017 The National Gallery of Zimbabwe celebrated 60 years, a period which has seen the shift from colonialism to independence and ...
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ICOM International Committee meetings in 2018 – call for papers + travel bursaries

Each ICOM International Committee organises an annual meeting or conference to bring together members from across the world to network and share knowledge on a specialist subject. As we approach ‘conference season’ there are now many active calls for papers, with deadlines this month.  Current ones include: ICOM-GLASS (museums and glass collections): https://lc.cx/P2Sz ICOM-ICME ...
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International Museum Day: time to annonce your event on IMD interactive map!

To keep up with activities planned for IMD 2018, ICOM has created an interactive map. We invite all National Committees and participating museums to register and add your activities in the coming days, to contribute to the visibility and success of this annual highlight on the global museum calendar! To sign in ...
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The Art Newspaper publishes list of the world’s most popular exhibitions in 2017

The Art Newspaper has published the results of its annual survey of global exhibition visitor numbers.  Only one UK gallery features in the Top 20 most popular exhibitions – Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery.  The top three spots go to exhibitions at the Tokyo National Museum, Fondation Louis Vuitton ...
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Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) Conference – call for papers now open

In 2018, the FIHRM (Federation of International Human Rights Museums) Conference will be hosted in North America for the first time, in Winnipeg, Canada, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).  It takes place 25 – 28 September 2018. The conference is doubling as the ICOM-COMCOL annual meeting, with a ...
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Call for Proposals! Four Museum Professionals will be Invited to Talk at the IMP Conference

The NEMO partner Intangible Cultural Heritage & Museums Project (IMP) has released a call for proposals to find four speakers for their next conference. The International conference and Expert meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums and Urbanised Society” takes place from 25-26 September 2018 in the Swiss Alpine Museum in ...
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Projects to be supported by the Cultural Protection Fund

The British Council and DCMS are delighted to announce the latest projects to be awarded grants through the Cultural Protection Fund. This round of funding sees projects take place in Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Occupied Palestinian Territories, with initiatives to protect both tangible and intangible heritage. In Egypt the heritage of the ...
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Visitors to Hong Kong museums hit a record in 2017 after entrance fees are waived

This article first appeared in the South China Morning Post http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2136431/visitors-hong-kong-museums-hit-record-2017-after-entrance A record 6.9 million people visited Hong Kong’s museums last year, up by more than half on 2016, after many entrance fees were waived. Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Michelle Li Mei-sheung said on Thursday that the encouraging attendance was a ...
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Dunhuang relics “return” to China in digital form

This article first appeared on ChinaCulture.org http://en.chinaculture.org/2018-03/12/content_1167207.htm   More than 5,300 pieces of Dunhuang manuscripts have been “returned” from France in digital form and are available online, according to the National Library of China. These digital resources are provided by France’s national library, which holds more than 7,000 original copies of Dunhuang manuscripts. The Dunhuang ...
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ICOM ICME call for papers

Re‐imagining the Museum in the Global Contemporary ICOM‐ICME 51st Annual Conference 2018 9-12 October 2018, Estonia National Museum, Tartu, Estonia http://www.erm.ee Keynotes confirmed: Wayne Modest, Pille Runnel, Philipp Schorch, Andrea Witcomb CALL FOR PAPERS ICOM ICME invites proposals for contributions to our 2018 annual conference, “Re‐ imagining the Museum in the Global Contemporary.” We ...
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