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2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme is open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme. ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships. The 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme ...
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NEMO Conference: Museums 2030 – sharing recipes for a better future

Registration for NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019 has opened. The conference will focus on the role that museums can play with regard to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Our goal is to inspire museums to step it up and dare to take action with regard to the SDG’s, while demonstrating that they can become ...
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Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

This article was first published in Euronews online https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/17/cairos-mother-of-egyptian-museums-set-for-revamp Egypt has launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. Located in the heart of Cairo on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum has long been the foremost home for ...
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Copyright and No Deal Brexit for Cultural Heritage

Naomi Korn Associates have published an article on the potential impact of a No Deal Brexit on cultural heritage and educational organisations in relation to copyright. You can read the article here: https://naomikorn.com/2019/02/18/copyright-and-no-deal-brexit-for-cultural-heritage-and-educational-establishments/
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Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) research funding call on Conservation, Protection and Use

JPICH Conservation, Protection and Use call announcement Summary The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity. The Conservation, Protection and Use call will support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that ...
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Spanish researcher seeking to visit UK museums this summer – Cultural Heritage at Risk: Compare methodologies and emergency management of museum collections

Pilar Montero is a professor in Preventive Conservation at the Complutense University in Madrid. Since 2014, Pilar has been working closely with the Reina Sofía, the Prado and the Spanish Ministry of Culture to develop and implement groundbreaking methodologies and guidelines for their respective collections emergency plans. Pilar will be spending ...
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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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