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WANT TO KNOW WHICH IS THE BEST MUSEUM IN THE UK? (WARNING: IT’S NOT IN LONDON)

This article was first published online in Time Out   We’ve got the likes of the V&A, The British Museum and the Natural History Museum right on our doorsteps, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that London is home to the best museums the UK has to offer. But – surprise! ...
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Call for Papers Museum International: Museums and Gender

  This issue of Museum International aims to generate serious reflection on gender issues in museums, how they are intertwined, and the role of museums in a world prioritising gender equality. Further information can be found here.   
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Tonya Nelson, Chairperson of ICOM UK, leads sessions at Kyoto 2019 on decolonisation and restitution

Tonya Nelson, Chairperson of ICOM UK, will lead two concurrent panel sessions at Kyoto 2019 on decolonisation and restitution. Decolonisation and Restitution – Moving towards a more holistic perspective and relational approach 14:30-16:00, Monday, 2 September 16:30-18:00, Monday, 2 September The aim of these two concurrent sessions is to enable participants to develop a ...
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Truths refuse to die: excavating buried stories in the time of the Raj Summer Lecture Series

The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey 1 August, 18:30-20:30, Events Space Join us this August for a lecture by journalist Anita Anand entitled ‘Truths refuse to die: excavating buried stories in the time of the Raj’. Description: The lives of Sophia Duleep Singh and Udam Singh could not be more different – one a ...
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Creative Europe Culture Information Seminar

Creative Europe Culture Information Seminar Thursday 25 July, 1-4pm at Free Word, London Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-europe-culture-information-seminar-london-tickets-64724785576 On 25 July, Creative Europe Desk UK Culture experts for England, Christoph Jankowski and Julia Birch are hosting an Information Seminar at Free Word, London with speakers: • Producer Sarah Crompton of New International Encounter (NIE) • Sholeh ...
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Hangzhou’s Liangzhu Archaeological Site joins UNESCO World Heritage Site club

This article was first published by PR newswire online https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/hangzhou-s-liangzhu-archaeological-site-joins-unesco-world-heritage-site-club-888819603.html China’s Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, located in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, was put on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List as a cultural site on July 6, according to Hangzhou Liangzhu Archaeological Site Administrative District Management Committee. The ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme is open for applications

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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Are you attending Kyoto 2019? Join the ICOM UK WhatsApp gourp

The Tonya Nelson (Chair), Catherine McDermott (Secretary), Arran Rees (Student & Emerging Professional Committee Member) and Dana Andrew (part-time Executive Director) will attend ICOM Kyoto 2019 this September as representatives of ICOM UK. In addition to attending the National Committee and General Meetings, we hope to help members navigate the conference ...
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Interview with Oyku Ozsoy, Istanbul Modern, Turkey

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Öykü Özsoy about the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey. Öykü Özsoy worked as an assistant curator at the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (now SALT), where she was the co-director of the first international artists residency program in Turkey, from 2002 until 2010. With ...
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Newsweek’s Top 8 Museums to Visit in Tokyo

This article was first published online in Newsweek https://www.newsweek.com/8-best-museums-tokyo-1446272 For those of you attending ICOM Kyoto 2019 in September, you might consider spending time visiting museums across Japan.  This article (from Newsweek) is the first we will be sharing over the coming weeks about recommended museums to visit during your trip ...
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