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Landmark US Museum Governance Survey:  CEOs and Board Chairs Identify Areas for Improvement

Eighty-seven percent of US museum directors and board chairs rate their organizations as effective in fulfilling their missions, but there remains significant room for improvement when it comes to advocacy and inclusion, according to a new and unprecedented national survey of museum directors and board chairs. A new report, Museum Board ...
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European Museum of the Year Award 2017 – Winner announced

On 6 May 2017 the EMYA and the Council of Europe Museum Prize were presented for the 40th time. The MEG – Museum of Ethnography, Geneva, Switzerland received the EMYA trophy, The Egg by Henry Moore. The Musée d’ethnographie de Genève was recognised for its ability to transform its mission and respond ...
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Save the Date: ICOM UK AGM, Thurs 6 July, London

Save the date!  The 2017 ICOM UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday 6 July in central London. More details will be announced and sent to members shortly.
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International Museum Day, 18th May 2017

In just a couple of weeks, museums and museum visitors worldwide will celebrate International Museum Day (IMD)! Founded in 1977 by ICOM as an inclusive and participatory event to highlight the importance of museums as institutions serving society and its development, IMD is traditionally celebrated on or around 18 May. ...
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Update on museums and galleries tax relief for touring (UK and international), temporary and permanent exhibitions

ICOM UK has been informed that the museums and galleries tax relief for touring (UK and international), temporary and permanent exhibitions has been put on hold due to the General Election on 8 June 2017. This was due to be legislated in the Finance (No.2) Bill 2016-17 but because of  the ...
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Europa Nostra Awards 2017: 29 winners from 18 countries announced

The European Commission and Europa Nostra revealed today the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. The 29 laureates from 18 countries are being recognised for their notable achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, ...
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European Heritage Label: 25 sites pre-selected for European Commission

The European Heritage Label is an initiative by the European Union and awarded every two years to sites that have a particular European dimension. The label raises awareness of sites significant to Europe’s history, culture and development. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said “The celebrations marking the ...
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ICOM-CIDOC Annual Conference 2017 from 25 to 29 September

CIDOC is the International Committee for Documentation of ICOM, focusing on documentation and information management in all museum functions. The annual conference in September is co-organised by ICOM Georgia and will look back at the evolution of documentation. This includes an analysis of current practice, also to inform future approaches and ...
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South Asia season 2017

As part of the season, British Museum objects will travel across the UK, including: a spotlight tour of an important sculpture of the elephant-headed god Ganesha a spotlight loan to UK venues themed on the music of courtly India an Object Journeys display at Manchester Museum the continuing development of the South Asia partnership ...
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New Issue of Museum International

The latest issue of Museum International, entitled The Role of Museums in a Changing Society, has just been published. ICOM members can access it online for free with their ICOMMUNITY login and password. This free online access will expire at the end of May, so be sure to take advantage ...
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