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Museum International: The issues ‘Museums in a Digital World’ and ‘Museums and Contested Histories’ are now available

Following the recent announcement of ICOM’s new partnership with Taylor and Francis/Routledge to publish ICOM’s journal, Museum International, we are delighted to announce that ICOM members can now enjoy unlimited access to the journal’s full online archive and current issues through their ICOM member space. To complement this, Taylor & Francis/Routledge ...
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Call for Papers – Imperial Subjects: (Post)colonial conversations between South Asia & Wales

Call for Papers – Imperial Subjects: (Post)colonial conversations between South Asia & Wales A Glynn Vivian Art Gallery & University of Wales Conference Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November 2019 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ Conference Organisers: Daniel G. Williams (Professor of English, Swansea University), Zehra Jumabhoy (Associate Lecturer, Art ...
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British Museum expands China footprint with Tmall tie-up

This article first appeared online at https://www.alizila.com/british-museum-expands-china-footprint-with-tmall-tie-up/ London’s British Museum, the most-visited cultural attraction in the U.K., has inked an agreement with Tmall, Alibaba Group’s B2C online marketplace, to expand their partnership beyond sales to include marketing, localized content and product licensing. The deal would bring the British Museum’s intellectual property, such as ...
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MERL trip to India with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Oliver Douglas, Curator of Collections at the Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL), travelled to India with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is Oliver’s blog from his trip.  His full report will soon be published as a Case Study on the ICOM UK website. Running to ...
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Lukas Nohrer, Researcher of ‘The Art of Exit: The English Museum Sector Before Brexit’ will speak on the Brexit panel session at WI2019

Lukas Nohrer, Art Historian & Museologist, will be one of the speakers on the Brexit panel discussion (15:45 – 16:30) at the 2019 Working Internationally Conference. To view the programme and book tickets visit https://wiconf2019.eventbrite.com Lukas mainly focussed on museum practices, curatorial strategies and policy research.  He is currently working as a freelance ...
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Leeanne Westwood, Curator, Valence House Museum: blog from Bermuda visit

Leeanne Westwood, Curator at Valence House Museum recently travelled to Bermuda on an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the blog post that Leeane wrote during her visit.  Her full trip report will be available shortly as a Case Study on the ICOM UK website. Through the eyes ...
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Brexit: Exporting objects of cultural interest

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published guidance for the export of objects of cultural interest in case there is no Brexit deal. This covers eventualities such as holding an EU licence issued by a UK authority before exit day and plans to use it to authorise ...
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UK needs black culture museum, says architect Sir David Adjaye

This article was first published on the BBC website https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47101108 Architect Sir David Adjaye has called for a “long overdue” museum celebrating black culture in Britain. He believes it would help generations of black children to feel part of “the language, DNA and roots” of the UK. He explained that the contribution of black ...
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Registration for Kyoto 2019 is open!

Between the 1st and the 7th of September 2019, Kyoto (Japan) will host the biggest and most important conference of museums in the world. More than 3.000 museum professionals and experts from all international backgrounds will participate in this triannual event, the 25th General Conference of ICOM.  After 24 successful editions, ICOM’s ...
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CITES and UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal

As part of our ongoing series of news articles about museums and Brexit, this week we share an update from Defra regarding CITES and the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal.  This follows a stakeholder meeting in December 2018 which members of the museum community attended. A contact email ...
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