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Cultural funding under threat following ministry mergers in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has merged Barzil’s three ministries of culture, sports and social development into a single department called the ministry of citizenship. New department head Osmar Terra and culture secretary José Henrique Pires both support changes to a 1991 statute that allows organisations and individuals to use up to ...
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Director of Crafts Study Centre visits Japan with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Director of the Crafts Study Centre, Simon Olding, travelled to Japan on 27th February 2019 for a research trip supported by an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant. He explored, along with Koichiro Isaka, the Director of the St Ives Ceramics Gallery in Tokyo, the possibility of an exhibition of mainly two-dimensional work relating to the ...
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Dying Languages

UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger spells out in graphic detail the state of the world’s languages. Every two or three weeks one of them dies, and when a language dies a small part of humanity dies with it.  Imagine a Parthenon or a Palmyra disappearing twice a month. ...
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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms; Art Word War exhibition at the British Library

Due to the popularity of the exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms; Art Word War the British Library is no longer able to offer walk-up tickets for ICOM UK members. In order to catch this blockbuster exhibition, the British Library recommends you book and pay for tickets online or over the phone in advance.
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ACE guidance on no-deal Brexit

Arts Council England has published a guide that shares relevant government information to help arts and cultural organisations prepare in the event that the UK exits from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The guide signposts to Government notices and policy papers including: EU funding for projects under EU programmes such as Creative ...
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Gerd Elise Morland, Director of Learning, Munch Museum, Oslo is keynote speaker at WI2019

Gerd Elise Mørland, Director of Learning at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway is our second keynote speaker at the 2019 Working Internationally Conference at the British Library on 11 March. The End of Museums as we Know Them There was a time when art institutions and curators could present their program with ...
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Book now for the 2019 Working Internationally Conference, 11 March, London

Tickets are selling quickly for the 2019 Working Internationally Conference at the British Library on Monday 11 March 2019.  The limited number of student tickets are now sold out but you can still get discounted tickets as an ICOM UK member (£49 instead of £75). We have recently confirmed more speakers ...
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UK-China Arts and Cultural Development Survey

This year, UK and China will sign the UK-China Cultural Exchange Agreement (the 40th anniversary of this key document).  The British Council and British Embassy in China are looking for any significant announcements, developments or upcoming projects to highlight during key visits to China and Hong Kong. To help with UK-China ...
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The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities

An expert team and powerful new database will help recover stolen artifacts and expose fake documentation. The British Museum is taking on a new role: international watchdog for the trade of Egyptian and Nubian artifacts. The museum is employing a team of curators solely dedicated to spotting looted ancient treasure—a move ...
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Museums and Brexit

The UK’s exit from the European Union has created an element of planning uncertainty for the cultural as much as for any other sector. The potential impacts on income/funding, costs, international loans traffic, international collaborations, and on staff from EU member states working in the UK, are currently unclear. In an ...
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