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Recent email from ICOM re: updating your login details for ICOMMUNITY

A number of ICOM UK members have contacted us over the last month to check whether the recent emails sent directly from the central ICOM office in Paris were genuine. ICOM UK can confirm that the emails sent in August are genuine.  To login to ICOMMUNITY, you will need to update ...
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Help ICOM’s International Committee for University Museums and Collections update their university museum database

UMAC (ICOM’s International Committee for University Museums and Collections) has renovated the design and functionality of its World Database of University Museums and Collections: http://university-museums-and-collections.net/ The new database is more attractive, functional, user-friendly, and so much easier to navigate. Now, it also has maps and images. Take some time to explore it — ...
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Get ready for the next Creative Europe Cooperation Projects call

While not yet confirmed, we expect that the next call for Cooperation Projects will be published in September 2017. The deadline is likely to be towards the end of November for the one-off Cooperation Projects linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and a little later for the usual small and ...
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In Harm’s Way – Aspects of cultural heritage protection

Read the Cultural Protection Fund’s new publication on cultural heritage protection, with contributions from experts in the field, including an essay by Stephen Stenning, Director of Culture and Development, British Council.  
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Open Heart Surgery: The Value of Museum Collections / NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference (Registration Open)

Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, NEMO wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how do they connect it to other organs in the museum-body, to communities and to society? We ...
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Creative Europe Platform results: UK sees 10 partners and one lead supported

Results from Creative Europe’s 2017 European Platforms call have been published, with one of the 13 selected projects involving a UK lead and 10 UK organisations involved in projects as partners. Aerowaves is being supported as a Platform for the second time to lead a hub for dance discovery – also called Aerowaves – receiving ...
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ICOM UK announces recipients of ICOM UK – HWB Greater Europe Travel Grant Scheme

ICOM UK is delighted to announce the recipients of the ICOM UK – HWB Greater Europe Travel Grant scheme.  The Travel Grants will enable six non-national museums and galleries to visit Europe in 2017 to develop potential projects and partnerships with their European colleagues. Each grant recipient will write a blog ...
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Ask A Curator 2017 takes place on 13 September!

The concept developed by Mar Dixon in 2013, aims to strengthen the dialogue between museums and the public. Throughout the day visitors and the interested public can address museums and their curators with various questions. These can be very specific and concern certain objects or more general and relate to ...
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Four Museums Recognized for Sustainability by American Alliance of Museums

Four museums have been recognized with the 2017 Sustainability Excellence Award (SEA), presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community. Started in 2014, the award recognizes sustainability efforts in facilities, programming, and exhibits in both large and small institutions. In the last ...
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ICOM UK 2017 membership now closed – 2018 membership opens in October 2018

2017 ICOM UK membership and renewals have now closed. We had to close memberships 5 days earlier than planned due to the ICOM Membership Office in Paris closing to undertake work on their membership database.  We apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Applications for 2018 membership and renewals open in October 2018. ...
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