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International Museum Store Sunday, 25 Nov 2018

Last year, more than 700 non-profit museums in the USA saw a 37% increase in visitors, a 23% increase in museum store transactions, and a 60% increase in net store sales on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The reason? Museum Store Sunday. Back for a second year this 25 November, Museum Store Sunday is your museum’s chance to help holiday ...
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China’s replica of Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon coming in 2022

This article first appeared in the South China Morning Post online https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2166635/work-start-soon-chinese-replica-shakespeares-birthplace-literary After years of discussion, work is due to begin soon to recreate key parts of Stratford-upon-Avon in a development which will also pay homage to ‘China’s Shakespeare’ Tang Xianzu and Spain’s Miguel de Cervantes. A long-held dream to recreate the birthplaces ...
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Decolonising the Museum Mind

This article first appeared on the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) website: https://www.aam-us.org/2018/10/08/decolonizing-the-museum-mind/ At the heart of modern museum work is the tension between our mission to preserve the past, and a moral obligation to confront the bias and inequities entangled with that inheritance. The history, mindset, and material culture of colonization ...
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Working With China – interview series by Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang, Founder of Yu Culture, has published the second in a series of interviews with people working with Chinese museums.  She asks them about their “parcours” (how they got involved with China), their impressions before and after visiting China, the advice they would have wished to have before working ...
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New ICOM Website

Have you already discovered all the possibilities offered by the new ICOM website? https://icom.museum/en/news/welcome-to-icoms-new-website/ With the new member dashboard, which replaces ICOMMUNITY, you can access a personalised panel with improved features and brand new tools. Take a look at some of the most exciting features. AN ACCESSIBILITY BOOST The website is a hub of high-quality ...
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ICOM UK networking luncheon, Thurs 8 November, MA Conference, Belfast

ICOM UK will be hosting a networking luncheon on Thursday 8 November at the Museums Association Conference in Belfast. The luncheon will take place 13:10 – 14:25 in Bar 2 on Thursday 8 November, which is straight after the ICOM UK-led conference session Winds of Change: The State of Museums in Southern ...
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You can now renew your ICOM UK membership online for 2019

The ICOM UK Membership Hub is now open for renewals and applications for 2019.  You can find all of the information about membership benefits, categories and the link to renew at http://uk.icom.museum/join-us/ In addition to regular, retired, student and institutional membership, ICOM UK is offering a new category of membership for individuals ...
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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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Launch of SARAT project website

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the BIAA-led project, SARAT. SARAT stands for “Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey”. The project’s goal is to increase knowledge, capacity, and awareness about protecting Turkey’s archaeological assets. The project is managed by the BIAA in partnership with Koç ...
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ICOM Brasil – Thank you and news about the national museum

The Brazilian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM Brasil) wishes to thank you for all your solidarity manifestations regarding the devastating fire that has destroyed the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro. The various messages from the international ICOM community have been an invaluable support not only to the ...
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