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Highland Warriors Exhibition in Canada

Meet the Highland soldier, an almost mythical figure with many faces: fierce protector of clans, adventurous soldier of fortune, defiant rebel, national and international hero. The Ottawa world premiere of Highland Warriors, a major new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, explores the changing role and reputation of these iconic kilted ...
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UK – China Connections Through Culture 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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British Council’s UK in Japan 2019-20 season

The cultural programme aims to build new cultural relationships with Japan. Leading British institutions will present work from the worlds of classical music, theatre, visual arts, and disability arts, continuing a legacy of inclusivity borne out of the 2012 Paralympics in London. Highlights of UK in JAPAN cultural events include: The ...
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Dubai’s museum of the future: a new world icon?

This article was first published in CNN Travel online https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/dubai-museum-of-the-future-intl/index.html Drivers on Sheikh Zayed Road, the largest highway in Dubai, will have noticed what looks like a giant eye rising alongside the iconic Emirates Towers.  The eye — technically a torus shape — is the latest grand statement of ambition to mark ...
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2019-20 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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NEMO Conference: Museums 2030 – sharing recipes for a better future

Registration for NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019 has opened. The conference will focus on the role that museums can play with regard to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Our goal is to inspire museums to step it up and dare to take action with regard to the SDG’s, while demonstrating that they can become ...
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Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

This article was first published in Euronews online https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/17/cairos-mother-of-egyptian-museums-set-for-revamp Egypt has launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. Located in the heart of Cairo on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum has long been the foremost home for ...
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Copyright and No Deal Brexit for Cultural Heritage

Naomi Korn Associates have published an article on the potential impact of a No Deal Brexit on cultural heritage and educational organisations in relation to copyright. You can read the article here: https://naomikorn.com/2019/02/18/copyright-and-no-deal-brexit-for-cultural-heritage-and-educational-establishments/
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Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) research funding call on Conservation, Protection and Use

JPICH Conservation, Protection and Use call announcement Summary The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity. The Conservation, Protection and Use call will support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that ...
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Spanish researcher seeking to visit UK museums this summer – Cultural Heritage at Risk: Compare methodologies and emergency management of museum collections

Pilar Montero is a professor in Preventive Conservation at the Complutense University in Madrid. Since 2014, Pilar has been working closely with the Reina Sofía, the Prado and the Spanish Ministry of Culture to develop and implement groundbreaking methodologies and guidelines for their respective collections emergency plans. Pilar will be spending ...
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