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Interview with Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare

Catherine McDermott talked to Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about NGZ? In 2017 The National Gallery of Zimbabwe celebrated 60 years, a period which has seen the shift from colonialism to independence and ...
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Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection travels to Hong Kong with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge travelled to Hong Kong this month on an ICOM UK – British Council Global Travel Grant.  This is Eliza’s blog from her visit. It has been an intense and busy period working towards the launch of our research ...
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Interview with Chinese curator Feng Sun

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of The Dog, Catherine McDermott (ICOM UK Secretary) talks to Chinese curator Feng Sun, the project director of a new exhibition in London.  Initiation is showing at the Bloomsbury Gallery until 1st March, focusing on emerging Chinese artists and designers chosen from China’s leading ...
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First in our series of interviews with international museum professionals – Natalia Keller, Museo Nacional de Bella Artes, Chile

In the first of a new series of reports from international ICOM members Natalia Keller talked to Catherine McDermott in Lastarria, the capital’s cultural district about her museum and the museum sector in Chile. Natalia Keller is a researcher in the Collections Department at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) ...
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Opportunity to connect with Turkish museums through Heritage Istanbul, 12-14 April 2018

HERITAGE ISTANBUL Archaeology, Restoration and Museum Technologies Fair and Conferences 12-14 April, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey   Istanbul, that has been the meeting point of cultures for thousands of years, now brings countries together with HERITAGE ISTANBUL project. Turkey, one of the leading countries of the world with its intensive cultural heritage, is the attraction point of ...
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ICOM UK 2017 membership now closed – 2018 membership opens in October 2018

2017 ICOM UK membership and renewals have now closed. We had to close memberships 5 days earlier than planned due to the ICOM Membership Office in Paris closing to undertake work on their membership database.  We apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Applications for 2018 membership and renewals open in October 2018. ...
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Connecting local communities with 4,000 years of heritage in Egypt

Today, Shutb is a small agricultural town 5km south of Asyut in Middle Egypt. Studies of texts and the ancient landscape show that people have lived there for more than 4,000 years. The village perches on top of the remains of ancient Shashotep, a regional centre and capital of the ...
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