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NEMO Working Groups

The working groups present an excellent opportunity for capacity building and networking. The groups contribute to NEMO’s work as well as to the museum sector, for instance with reports such as Engaging Visitors in Natural History Museums. The groups also meet regularly and attend yearly study visits free of charge and covered by ...
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Nearly 800 lost Chinese cultural relics returned to Beijing from Italy

This article was first published online at https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674e3455544f33457a6333566d54/index.html A consignment of 796 lost Chinese artworks and artefacts arrived in Beijing from Milan in the early hours of Wednesday following Italy’s decision to return the missing cultural relics in the largest such international repatriation in over two decades, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed. “Indeed, ...
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In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’

This article was first published in The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/09/world/middleeast/iraq-museum-baghdad.html If people remember anything about the Iraq Museum, it is most likely the televised images of it being looted in 2003 as American troops watched from their tanks. Statues too heavy to move were knocked from their pedestals, their 3,000- and 4,000-year-old ...
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2019 ICOM UK AGM Papers available on the website

The papers for the 2019 ICOM UK AGM are now available on the website at http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ The AGM is fully booked and we are operating a wait list.  To register for the wait list, visit https://2019icomukagm.eventbrite.com If you are not able to attend the AGM then you can email any questions in advance to ...
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NEMO – Publication: How to Engage Visitors in Natural History Museums

NEMO is proud to present the latest work of the NEMO Working Group LEM – The Learning Museum. Over the last year, the group has collected research on visitor’s engagement with natural history displays. The results can be found in the report Engaging Visitors in Natural History Museums: A NEMO – The Learning Museum ...
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Coming Soon: 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme

We will shortly announce the full details of the 2019-20 ICOM UK British Council Travel Grant Scheme. The ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme is aimed at UK museums and galleries seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships.  Although individuals may apply, you must demonstrate your organisation ...
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Ming-Ai (London) Institute overseas field study trip to Dunhuang Cave-Temples in the Gobi desert of Gansu Province, China

To celebrate International Museum Day 2019 the Ming-Ai (London) Institute organised an overseas field study trip to the famous Dunhuang Cave-Temples in the Gobi desert of Gansu Province, China. Led by Dean Chungwen Li and Programme Leader Jane Wang the group had an intense three days; meetings with conservators from the Dunhuang ...
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Tate and Lujiazui Group sign MoU as part of the development of Shanghai’s Pudong Museum of Art

This article was first published on WebWire https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=242222 At an event at Tate Modern on 11 June 2019, Tate and Shanghai Lujiazui Group – a leading state-owned developer in China – signed a Memorandum of Understanding as part of the development of Shanghai’s Pudong Museum of Art (PMoA). Tate will provide PMoA ...
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Pest treatment using Nitrogen gas: June 2019 update

The work by ICOM and many other cultural heritage organisations in the European Union to allow the renewed use of nitrogen as a pest treatment of cultural objects is gathering momentum and yielding the first results. Under current legislation, Regulation No. 528/2012 (Biocidal Products Regulation – BPR), the use of Nitrogen ...
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Brexit and the Customs Union: The Practical Impact on Museums

Written by Clare Brown, Curator of Natural Science, Leeds Museums and Galleries. Re-posted here with kind permission of a blog originally published by the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) https://natsca.blog/2019/05/23/brexit-and-the-customs-union-the-practical-impact-on-museums/. Who knows where you are and when you are reading this and so this blog comes with a few provisos: Really ...
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