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What is a community museum? Complete survey to contribute to international research

EULAC Museums invite you to participate in a research survey about the scope and perception of the concept of ‘community museum’. Our overarching aim is to understand the concept in different contexts, and the study will conclude with an publically-accessible report containing the anonymised data, including quotations, but excluding any personal information ...
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Winds of Change: The State of Museums in Southern Africa. ICOM UK supports the first Southern African museum session at the MA Conference in Belfast

Winds of Change: The State of Museums in Southern Africa.   ICOM UK supports the first African museum session at the MA Conference in Belfast on Thursday 8 November at 12.10. Africa is changing, and so are its museums, re-imagining themselves for a new future. This year ICOM UK with the Museums Association ...
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2018 ICOM UK AGM Papers Online

ICOM UK members can now find the following 2018 AGM papers online: Agenda Draft minutes from the 2017 AGM Chair’s Report Treasurer’s Report 2017 Statement of Accounts These documents are available on the new Annual General Meetings page of the website: http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ For those members not able to attend the AGM on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the ...
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ICOM statement on the necessity for adequate public funding for museums

As our Brazilian colleagues assess the extent of the devastating loss to the world’s cultural heritage following the fire at their National Museum, we, the international museum community, are forced to face some hard facts about our sector. The ongoing trend of reduction in public expenditure on cultural heritage threatens the ...
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National Museum of Natural History in Chile digitises its collections in 3D

For the first time in Chile, and within the framework of the celebration of its 188 years of existence, the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), an institution dependent on the National Service of Cultural Heritage and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage , announced the digitisation of 70 ...
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Wikipedia Has Received Thousands of Images for Their Archive of Brazil’s Museum Fire Losses

This article first appeared in the Observer online https://observer.com/2018/09/brazil-national-museum-archive-photos-wikipedia/ The cause of the overnight fire that laid waste to Brazil’s National Museum on September 2 is still unknown, but the damage is as obvious as it is total. The majority of the institution’s physical structure was consumed—it was a historically significant palace ...
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China to carry out nationwide fire safety check on museums and cultural relics

China will carry out a nationwide fire safety check on museums and cultural relics, according to a conference media statement. The video and phone conference was jointly convened by the Ministry of Emergency Management, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as well as the National Cultural Heritage Administration Thursday. China’s cultural relic safety ...
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Scottish Government promises new fund to protect culture after Brexit

The programme will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. The Scottish Government is planning to create a new fund to protect cultural organisations from the impact of Brexit. The International Creative Ambition Programme is set to be in place by May 2019. It will support ...
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ICOM establishes new working group on sustainability

The international community first addressed the concept of sustainability in the Brundtland Report Our Common Future, commissioned by the UN and published in 1987. In 2015, both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement were adopted. Even with these measures, the world’s population is currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 ...
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ICOM Kyoto 2019 Conference and apply for a Travel Bursary

Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition http://icom-kyoto-2019.org/ On 1-7 September 2019, Kyoto will be the city to receive some 3,000 participants to the ICOM General Conference. A flood of discussions and exchange of ideas on museum-related issues will sweep the city during the week. From excursions to workshops give you ...
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