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Interview with Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany. CMD:   Would you give our ICOM UK members some background to ICOM Germany? KS:   With over 6000 members ICOM Germany is ICOM’s largest National Committee.   We currently share offices in an historic 1924 Villa, formerly the home of the ...
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Chinese open to learning about cultural heritage protection

This article first appeared in gbtimes online: https://gbtimes.com/chinese-open-to-learning-about-cultural-heritage-protection   The majority of Chinese people are willing to learn more about cultural heritage preservation, according to a survey report released by China Youth Daily on Tuesday. 83.4 percent of the 2,000 respondents said they pay close attention to news about cultural heritage, according to the ...
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Brazil’s 200-year-old national museum hit by huge fire

Read the full article on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45392668 A fire has gutted the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country. Most of the 20 million items it contained, including the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas, are believed to have been destroyed. Firefighters are ...
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UK-China Connection Through Culture Grants 2018-19

https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/opportunities/uk-china-connection-through-cultural-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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Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection travels to Hong Kong with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge travelled to Hong Kong this month on an ICOM UK – British Council Global Travel Grant.  This is Eliza’s blog from her visit. It has been an intense and busy period working towards the launch of our research ...
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First in our series of interviews with international museum professionals – Natalia Keller, Museo Nacional de Bella Artes, Chile

In the first of a new series of reports from international ICOM members Natalia Keller talked to Catherine McDermott in Lastarria, the capital’s cultural district about her museum and the museum sector in Chile. Natalia Keller is a researcher in the Collections Department at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) ...
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Opportunity to connect with Turkish museums through Heritage Istanbul, 12-14 April 2018

HERITAGE ISTANBUL Archaeology, Restoration and Museum Technologies Fair and Conferences 12-14 April, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey   Istanbul, that has been the meeting point of cultures for thousands of years, now brings countries together with HERITAGE ISTANBUL project. Turkey, one of the leading countries of the world with its intensive cultural heritage, is the attraction point of ...
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ICOM UK 2017 membership now closed – 2018 membership opens in October 2018

2017 ICOM UK membership and renewals have now closed. We had to close memberships 5 days earlier than planned due to the ICOM Membership Office in Paris closing to undertake work on their membership database.  We apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Applications for 2018 membership and renewals open in October 2018. ...
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Connecting local communities with 4,000 years of heritage in Egypt

Today, Shutb is a small agricultural town 5km south of Asyut in Middle Egypt. Studies of texts and the ancient landscape show that people have lived there for more than 4,000 years. The village perches on top of the remains of ancient Shashotep, a regional centre and capital of the ...
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