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Strengthening global university museum collaboration in China

China is well known for the current dynamism of its museums. The nation’s higher education sector also grows in strength as leading Chinese universities climb the global rankings. There is strong investment in the cultural infrastructure of Chinese universities in many quarters. UMAC, ICOM’s international committee for university museums and collections, has ...
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ICOM Europe / ICOM Germany Conference: Museums, Borders and European Responsibility – 100 years after WW1

Museums, Borders and European Responsibility – 100 years after WW1 23-25 November 2018, Koblenz, Germany http://www.icom-germany-conference.org/conference/2018/home November marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. ICOM EUROPE, together with ICOM Germany, takes this important event as an opportunity to reflect anew on the extent to which this historical dimension ...
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Blessing ‘Pacific Encounters’ at the National Maritime Museum

On 20 September 2018 the National Maritime Museum opened its ‘Pacific Encounters’ gallery. The gallery is a new permanent display dedicated to Pacific taonga (treasures) and histories.  Before the press view, the VIP evening opening, and the weekend of public events, there was a special moment for the communities of ...
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Interview with Andrea Terrón, Vice President AMG-ICOM Guatemala

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interview Andrea Terrón, an anthropologist and museum specialist from Guatemala, when she was in the UK early this year as a Senior Fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you give ICOM UK members an overview of your work with museums ...
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Survey: ICOM’s Archives and Information Centre

As part of an initiative to redefine a policy for ICOM’s Archives and Information Centre, ICOM is keen to assess members’ interest in and expectations of ICOM’s archival and documentation resources. They have therefore compiled the following questionnaire, which we ask you to fill in before 1 November, 2018: https://icom.formstack.com/forms/icom_survey_archives The survey takes less ...
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Tate’s most popular ever exhibition not staged in UK—but in China

This article was first published in the Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/tate-s-landscape-show-enjoys-surprise-chinese-success   The Tate’s most popular ever exhibition is not one that was staged in any of its London galleries—but in Shanghai. Landscapes of the Mind: Masterpieces from Tate Britain (1700-1980), which closed at the Shanghai Museum in August, attracted 615,000 visitors in 14 ...
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Save the Date! 2019 Working Internationally Conference

The 2019 Working Internationally Conference will take place on Monday 11 March 2019 at the British Library in London. The outline programme and ticket sales will go live in early November.  ICOM UK members, NMDC members and British Library staff will get priority and discounted booking. We will also do a call ...
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Heritage as a tool for sustainable development event

On Wednesday 21 November, 18:30 – 20:00, The V&A is hosting an event in partnership with the Cultural Protection Fund exploring heritage as a tool for sustainable development. Hear from four leading, international organisations on their work to create social and economic opportunities through the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage ...
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Wales urged to overhaul international arts promotion

This article, written by Jonathan Knott, was first published in ArtsProfessional online: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/wales-urged-overhaul-international-arts-promotion?utm_source=Weekly-News&utm_medium=email&utm_content=nid-209373&utm_campaign=14th-September-2018 A British Council Wales report says that “small adjustments to the current system will not yield the necessary major changes”. Wales has been urged to do a better job of showcasing its arts sector internationally through “new investment and a ...
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Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) Annual Conference, 15-18 Nov, Malta

https://www.ne-mo.org/our-actions/nemo-events/nemo-annual-conference.html NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations, will hold its next annual conference from 15-18 November 2018 in the European Capital of Culture Valletta, Malta. Approximately 150 participants, representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, and stakeholders from the European cultural and heritage sector will meet to discuss topics ...
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