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Advocate for museums on Museums Day, 15 May 2017

This article first appeared on the Museums Association website: http://www.museumsassociation.org/news/07032017-advocate-for-your-museum-on-museums-day?dm_i=2VBX,EPYB,27LJTU,1I8B4,1   A series of activities designed to promote the work of UK museums to stakeholders and politicians will take place on 15 May as part of Museums Day. The day of nationwide political advocacy, organised by the Museums Association (MA) and National Museum Directors ...
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A Crowd-Sourced Website Helps Preserve Indigenous Cultures

A new online publishing platform is working to preserve and share knowledge of the cultures and languages of indigenous communities. Cultural Codex, developed by software company Dadavan Systems, invites anyone to contribute stories and experiences that record aspects of indigenous culture they want to celebrate, through personalized galleries that support text, ...
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Call for papers: ICOM International Conference: Difficult Issues, 21 – 23 September 2017, Sweden

http://www.icom-helsingborg-2017.org/conference/ Call for Papers is Now Open! Submission closes April 1, 2017 Please click here for further details on submitting an abstract for the 2017 Conference Read the full call for papers HERE. ICOM Germany and ICOM Nord jointly organize a conference in Helsingborg, Sweden, on September 21–23, 2017 with the theme “Difficult issues”. Museums play ...
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Trump Budget Proposes Billions in Cuts, Including Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

This article first appeared on the AAM website:  The Trump Administration formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. These eliminations are part of ...
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UK Digital Strategy impact on Culture

Via UK gov website, full strategy doc here: Culture The Culture White Paper set out our ambitions for culture. We expect culture to be accessible to all with the wide benefits it brings, and digital technology has a key role to play in this aim. Technology has the potential to bring arts and ...
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Call for Papers: ICOM ICFA: Changing rooms – Permanent displays and their storage

How can museums meet the visitor’s expectations? How can curators keep the display in a traditional way and promote the Art in the storage at the same time? With these questions in mind proposals from a theoretical standpoint as well as case studies are invited. Submissions including an abstract and short CV ...
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NEMO Publication: Money Matters: The Econmoic Value of Museums

How are cultural institutions and activities being valued? Many different approaches, criterions and measurements – quantitative as well as qualitative – have evolved over the years. One of them being the economic value. The economic value of museums was the theme of the 2016 Annual Conference of NEMO, the Network of ...
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The Art of Brexit (British Council)

This article was first published on the British Council website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/policy-insight-research/insight/arts-culture/art-brexit  Brexit has been viewed as a challenge by many working in British arts and culture. But it also heralds important opportunities for the sector. Graham Sheffield and Kate Arthurs examine what British arts can do to help us understand and project ...
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Report Helps Museums Prepare for Change in US and Worldwide

http://www.aam-us.org/resources/center-for-the-future-of-museums/projects-and-reports/trendswatch The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has released TrendsWatch 2017, an annual report that summarizes museum trends identified through research conducted by the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM). Widely regarded as a key resource for the museum field, the sixth edition of TrendsWatch is free to the public ...
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6th ENCATC Academy on Culture in External Relations: The question of culture in Europe’s refugee crisis

27 – 28 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium The “Fortress Europe”, the closer economic and political union of diverse peoples built on the exclusion of “Others”, is showing its cracks under the pressure of millions of migrants, refugees and asylum applicants. This is a crucial moment for the European Union, as its ...
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