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International Museum Day 2019 (18 May)

The 2019 theme is Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition Every year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with ...
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Peace making after the First World War 1919-1923, 27-28 June, London

Peace making after the First World War 1919-1923 27 June, 9.30am – 28 June 6.45pm The National Archives and Lancaster House To mark the centenary of the signature of the Treaty of Versailles, this two-day conference explores the peace making process after the First World War and will explore other treaties that marked ...
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ICOM Triennial Kyoto 2019: early bird tickets end 30 April

This September, Kyoto will host the 25th General Conference of ICOM, the biggest and most important conference of museums in the world, with more than 3.000 participants from all international backgrounds. This worldwide reputed hub for exchange and innovation will tackle the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of ...
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How to move a masterpiece: shipping works internationally

The Guardian has published a long-read article on How to move a masterpiece: the secret business of shipping priceless artworks. Written by Andrew Dickson, the article gives a great insight into the process of shipping and installing artworks internationally and includes quotes from a number of UK institutions. You can read the article ...
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Art Newspaper: most visited exhibitions and museums in 2018

This article first appeared in the Art Newspaper online https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/fashion-provides-winning-formula Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper’s chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK. Read the full article and view the Top 20 list at https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/fashion-provides-winning-formula
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Interview with Lia Colombino, Museum of Indigenous Art, Asunción, Paraguay

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Lia Colombino about the Museum of Indigenous Art, Asunción, Paraguay. Lia Colombino is Director of the Museum of Indigenous Art, which is part of the Centre for Visual Arts / Museo del Barro in Asunción, Paraguay, where she is also the coordinator of the educational ...
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Connecting Culture: Europe – meet UK businesses at the heart of museum design

The DTI and ExperienceUK are hosting a conference bringing together museum professionals with designers and companies that help create museum attractions. The event marks the launch of the publication ‘MuseumINSIDER Looking Ahead Europe 2019-2026: Handbook of Future European Museum and Heritage Projects’. This lists 70 museum and heritage capital projects happening ...
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German museum returns indigenous remains to Australia

This article was first published online at DW.com https://www.dw.com/en/german-museum-returns-indigenous-remains-to-australia/a-48260199 The human remains of a Yidinji king are going back to Australia 130 years after they came into German possession. Australia has described the handover, one of three set to take place in April, as a record return. Munich’s Five Continents Museum on Tuesday ...
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Interview with Roshan Mishra, Director/Curator, Taragaon Museum, Nepal

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Roshan Mishra, Director/Curator of the Taragaon Museum in Nepal.  Roshan is a fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you tell ICOM UK members about the Taragaon Museum in Nepal? Taragaon Museum was opened in 2014 as a private museum. Prior to ...
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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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