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Evaluation Report of UK-China Connections through Culture Grant

Last year the British Council commissioned Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to conduct an evaluation for its Connections through Culture programme– a British Council-led mobility programme to advance and enhance UK / China cultural relations.  The newly issued evaluation report can be accessed here.  Over 13 years, Connections through Culture (CtC) has ...
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2020 ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference: Call for Proposals

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums   The call for proposals for the 2020 ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference, June 21-25, 2020, in Boston/Sturbridge, MA, is now available on the ALHFAM website. The theme of the meeting is “Vision: 50 Years of Living History,” and proposals are due by December ...
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Book announcement: Global Trends in Museum Diplomacy

Global Trends in Museum Diplomacy traces the transformation of museums from publicly or privately funded heritage institutions into active players in the economic sector of culture. Exploring how this transformation reconfigured cultural diplomacy, the book argues that museums have become autonomous diplomatic players on the world stage. The book offers a ...
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Tonya Nelson, ICOM UK Chair’s Report: ICOM Kyoto 2019

I am just back from Kyoto.  What an amazing experience!  Despite the heat and humidity, the energy of the 3,000+ attendees was high, which stimulated great debate, discussion and reflection about the future of museums.  There were over 50 panels, workshops and events over 7 days – too much for ...
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Interview with Maria Eugenia Salcedo, Inhotim Institute, Brazil

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Maria Eugenia Salcedo about the Inhotim Institute, Brazil. Maria Eugenia Salcedo Repolês is an educator and researcher. Since before the official opening of Instituto Inhotim in 2006, and until July 2019, she had been working there as Education Manager and, more recently, as Deputy Artistic ...
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How scientists are coping in the wake of the National Museum fire

Nearly a year after flames consumed Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, researchers are struggling to revive their work and resume their lives. This article was first published in Nature. The fire had already chewed up the front half of Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro by the time zoologist ...
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Looking for funding for international travel? Apply now to the ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme. ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships. The 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme ...
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How Can Museums Harness the Power of WeChat?

This article was published in MuseumNext With well over a billion users, WeChat is an app that you may never have heard of. This is because by far the majority of its monthly subscribers are Chinese although it is certainly popular in many other locations around the world, too. Given its popularity ...
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Save the Date: 2020 Working Internationally Conference, 12 March, Leeds Art Gallery

The 2020 Working Internationally Conference will take place on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Leeds Art Gallery. The outline programme will be announced shortly and tickets will go on sale via Eventbrite from 1 October 2019.  
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NEMO European Museum Conference 2019 – Update

Museums 2030 – Sharing recipes for a better future 7-10 November 2019 | Estonian National Museum. Tartu, Estonia To register please visit here With the goal of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in September 2015. NEMO has decided to dedicate its ...
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