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UK REMOVES SUNSET CLAUSE FOR RESTITUTION OF NAZI-LOOTED ART

This article was first published by the Museums Association   Legislation has been passed to repeal the cut-off date for Holocaust-era restitution claims to national museums and galleries. Proposed by the Conservative MP Theresa Villiers last year, the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill removes a sunset clause in the original ...
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Follow Kyoto 2019 on Social Media this Week

For the most up-to-date announcements follow ICOM Kyoto 2019 on Facebook   @icomkyoto2019 Make sure to follow and tag us on Twitter: @UK_ICOM Social Media Tags: #ICOMKyoto2019  #ICOMKyoto #ICOMUK We’re looking forward to what is going to be a fantastic confernce
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European Union’s Heritage at Risk highlights role of digital technology in restoration

Article first published in Museums + Heritage Marking three months since the blaze which engulfed Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Europeana, the European Union’s digital platform for cultural heritage, has launched an online exhibition to encourage those working in the cultural sector and the public alike to engage with the issues facing ...
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German Museum Association: New Guidelines for Collections from Colonial Contexts

  The second updated version of the GMA-guidelines includes the perspective of museum experts from 11 different ancestral societies from all seven continents. The guidelines offer museum workers a hands-on toolkit for dealing with objects from colonial contexts and working with societies of origin. The guidelines are available online in German, ...
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ICOM UK committee and member feedback on ICOM’s new proposed museum definition

ICOM’s new proposed museum definition is being debated around the globe and will be voted on at the ICOM Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) taking place on 7 September at the Kyoto 2019 conference. Over recent decades, museums have radically transformed, adjusted and re-invented their principles, policies and practices, to the point ...
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France retreats from report recommending automatic restitutions of looted African artefacts

This article was first published in The Art Newspaper   The controversial French report recommending a systematic and unconditional return of African cultural heritage was all-but buried yesterday at a conference in Paris. The report’s authors Bénédicte Savoy and Felwin Sarr raised alarm in French and European museums by recommending automatic restitutions ...
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Africa in London: Culture Seeds Funding

Africa in London, a new programme supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council, puts African cultural events in London, firmly on the map. To continue the growth of African creativity in London, an additional £20,000 has been invested in Culture Seeds to be awarded to community-led creative projects ...
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The 2018 ICOM annual report is out

The International Council of Museums has published its Annual Report 2018 : now well into its eighth decade of activity, ICOM is only picking up steam. ICOM president Suay Aksoy said the report documented the strength of the organisation in a range of areas : “The past year saw significant achievements, ...
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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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Why European collaboration is worth fighting for

This article was  published in Arts Professional and sponsored and contributed by The Audience Agency. While some in the UK may believe we have little to learn from European collaboration, Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre have found cross-border networks to be a force for innovation and change. Unless you’ve taken part in one, ...
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