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ICOM’s new proposed definition of museums – what do you think?

Over recent decades museums have radically transformed, adjusted and re-invented their principles, policies and practices, to the point where the ICOM museum definition no longer seems to reflect the challenges and manifold visions and responsibilities. ICOM invited members and other interested parties to take part in creating a new, more current ...
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Carol Scott, former Chair of ICOM UK, is running for election to the ICOM Executive Board for a second term

Carol Scott, former Chair of ICOM UK, is running for election to the ICOM Executive Board for a second term. The election takes place at the ICOM Triennial Conference in Kyoto from the 1st-7th September. In addition to leading a National Committee, Carol has also served on the Executive Committee of ...
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Fostering Inclusion of Multilingual Students with Shakespeare

After support from ICOM UK, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is about to finish its first international collaboration project. In autumn 2016 the Learning and Participation team from Stratford-upon-Avon teamed up with educators from Germany, Sweden and Slovenia in an Erasmus+ project to support teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Heterogeneous ...
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Report on Brexit’s Impact on the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

This article was first published in NEMO   NEMO member the Irish Museums Association and the Ulster University published the report “Brexit and the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland” in January 2018. The report examines possible outcomes of Brexit and offers recommendations on how the Irish and ...
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Around ICOM Kyoto 2019: events and excursions

Excursions are an ICOM General Conference tradition. More than 40 tours have specifically been arranged for ICOM Kyoto 2019 participants ! ICOM Kyoto 2019 has planned a variety of social events for participants to fully enjoy all that Kyoto has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you! Register today:   https://icom-kyoto-2019.org/reg-guideline.html Excusions:    ...
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NEMO met with ICOM Chair Suay Aksoy in Berlin

This article was first published in NEMO   On 28 June 2019, NEMO Chair David Vuillaume met with Suay Aksoy, Chair of ICOM, in Berlin, Germany. Among other things, they discussed a structured exchange between ICOM and NEMO, ICOM’s new museum definition and museums’ role in sustainable development, the theme of NEMO’s ...
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Interview with Oyku Ozsoy, Istanbul Modern, Turkey

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Öykü Özsoy about the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey. Öykü Özsoy worked as an assistant curator at the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (now SALT), where she was the co-director of the first international artists residency program in Turkey, from 2002 until 2010. With ...
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UK – China Connections Through Culture Grants

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. China ...
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British Council’s UK in Japan 2019-20 season

The cultural programme aims to build new cultural relationships with Japan. Leading British institutions will present work from the worlds of classical music, theatre, visual arts, and disability arts, continuing a legacy of inclusivity borne out of the 2012 Paralympics in London. Highlights of UK in JAPAN cultural events include: The ...
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Dubai’s museum of the future: a new world icon?

This article was first published in CNN Travel online https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/dubai-museum-of-the-future-intl/index.html Drivers on Sheikh Zayed Road, the largest highway in Dubai, will have noticed what looks like a giant eye rising alongside the iconic Emirates Towers.  The eye — technically a torus shape — is the latest grand statement of ambition to mark ...
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