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Wikipedia Has Received Thousands of Images for Their Archive of Brazil’s Museum Fire Losses

This article first appeared in the Observer online https://observer.com/2018/09/brazil-national-museum-archive-photos-wikipedia/ The cause of the overnight fire that laid waste to Brazil’s National Museum on September 2 is still unknown, but the damage is as obvious as it is total. The majority of the institution’s physical structure was consumed—it was a historically significant palace ...
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China to carry out nationwide fire safety check on museums and cultural relics

China will carry out a nationwide fire safety check on museums and cultural relics, according to a conference media statement. The video and phone conference was jointly convened by the Ministry of Emergency Management, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as well as the National Cultural Heritage Administration Thursday. China’s cultural relic safety ...
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Scottish Government promises new fund to protect culture after Brexit

The programme will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. The Scottish Government is planning to create a new fund to protect cultural organisations from the impact of Brexit. The International Creative Ambition Programme is set to be in place by May 2019. It will support ...
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ICOM establishes new working group on sustainability

The international community first addressed the concept of sustainability in the Brundtland Report Our Common Future, commissioned by the UN and published in 1987. In 2015, both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement were adopted. Even with these measures, the world’s population is currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 ...
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ICOM Kyoto 2019 Conference and apply for a Travel Bursary

Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition http://icom-kyoto-2019.org/ On 1-7 September 2019, Kyoto will be the city to receive some 3,000 participants to the ICOM General Conference. A flood of discussions and exchange of ideas on museum-related issues will sweep the city during the week. From excursions to workshops give you ...
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Interview with Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany. CMD:   Would you give our ICOM UK members some background to ICOM Germany? KS:   With over 6000 members ICOM Germany is ICOM’s largest National Committee.   We currently share offices in an historic 1924 Villa, formerly the home of the ...
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Chinese open to learning about cultural heritage protection

This article first appeared in gbtimes online: https://gbtimes.com/chinese-open-to-learning-about-cultural-heritage-protection   The majority of Chinese people are willing to learn more about cultural heritage preservation, according to a survey report released by China Youth Daily on Tuesday. 83.4 percent of the 2,000 respondents said they pay close attention to news about cultural heritage, according to the ...
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Brazil’s 200-year-old national museum hit by huge fire

Read the full article on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45392668 A fire has gutted the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country. Most of the 20 million items it contained, including the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas, are believed to have been destroyed. Firefighters are ...
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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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Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection travels to Hong Kong with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge travelled to Hong Kong this month on an ICOM UK – British Council Global Travel Grant.  This is Eliza’s blog from her visit. It has been an intense and busy period working towards the launch of our research ...
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