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Renew your ICOM membership online for 2019

Thank you to all of the ICOM UK members who already renewed their membership for 2019.  The number of renewals in October and early November was unprecedented, and our online membership site was overwhelmed at times.  Thank you for your patience if you experienced any delays in renewing your membership ...
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The business of blockbuster exhibitions in China

Not only museums are booming in China, but also blockbuster exhibitions which flourish in the country and look for a viable business model. Learn more about the business of Chinese blockbuster exhibitions in the article. It was originally published in French in L’Hebdo du Quotidien de l’Art on 12 October 2018 under the ...
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Vastari podcast on international touring exhibitions

The Exhibition Connection is a series of five podcasts by Vastari, hosting interviews with UK and international museum professionals in the touring exhibitions industry: Antonio Rodriguez, Chair of ICOM ICEE Charles A. Shepard III, President, CEO and Chief Curator of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Amanda Shepard, Vice President & COO of the ...
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ICOM UK members get discounted tickets for the 2019 Working Internationally Conference

Booking is now open for the 2019 Working Internationally Conference: Working Together to Achieve More, which will take place on Monday 11 March 2019 at the British Library in London. ICOM UK members, NMDC members and British Library staff can purchase discounted tickets for £49 (regular price £75).  There are a ...
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Major European Institutions Will Loan Looted Artifacts to New Nigerian Museum

This article first appeared in the smithsonian.com online https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/major-european-institutions-will-loan-looted-artifacts-new-nigerian-museum-180970619/ In 1897, a British diplomatic mission was sent to Benin City, once the seat of a great kingdom in modern-day southern Nigeria, to demand that its ruler stop imposing customs on colonial traders. The mission was ambushed, and in response, 1,200 British troops ...
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Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

This article was first published online in The Straight Times https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/syrias-national-museum-reopens-doors-in-war-scarred-damascus Syria’s National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday 28 October, seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. Only part of the museum, ...
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Vastari launches international Exhibition Reports

Innovative art tech company Vastari has launched two international reports to help museums use their resources more efficiently to produce successful exhibitions for their audiences. https://portal.vastari.com/reports Vastari surveyed over 500 international institutions to find out how museums across the globe create, finance and collaborate on exhibitions. Vastari has collated and analysed the data ...
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National Gallery to expand in Asia with cafes and pop-ups

This article was first published online at Blooloop https://blooloop.com/link/national-gallery-asia-cafes/ The National Gallery will open pop-ups and cafes in Asia via its Delicious Art IP to expand its brand’s reach. The National Gallery will open a cafe in Seoul, South Korea, branded to its Delicious Art IP in November. It will feature replica artworks ...
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UK-China Connection Through Culture Grants 2018-19

https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/opportunities/uk-china-connection-through-cultural-grants/ Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. China ...
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ICOM Europe Conference 2018

MUSEUS, BORDERS AND EUROPEAN RESPONSIBILITY 23-25 November 2018 Ludwig Museum, Koblenz The 2018 ICOM EUROPE Conference, organized by ICOM Germany, is nearly here… Did you already register? There is still time to register, and don’t forget the theme, related to the centenary of the Armistice ending the Great War (WW1). Get informed and register at: http://www.icom-germany-conference.org/conference/2018/home
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