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Call for applications: Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/anthropology/programs/summer-institute-museum-anthropology The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is accepting applications for its 2019 program in Washington, DC. SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Students participate in seminars and hands-on workshops at ...
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Help reconnect taonga with their communities and history

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand is searching for ‘volunpeers’ to transcribe and digitise the business records of W O Oldman, a British collector and dealer in ethnographic art. In collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Te Papa wants this information publically available, enabling institutions throughout the world to ...
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CultureLabs Project Survey

CultureLabs is a European project funded under Horizon2020 (2018-2021). Working collaboratively across six countries, it aims to support Cultural Heritage Institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations and public administrations and other actors who wish to organise participatory projects aiming at social inclusion via interaction with cultural heritage. Migrants and refugees will be the ...
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WI2019 Conference: Keynote Speaker – Lourdes Heredia, BBC World Service

We are delighted to announce the first keynote speaker for the 2019 Working Internationally Conference, which has the theme of ‘working together to achieve more’. Lourdes Heredia, Next Day Planning Editor – Languages BBC World Service  The BBC World Service is the world’s largest network of broadcasters.  Lourdes will speak about the ...
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Renew your ICOM UK membership to keep receiving the weekly news

We hope you have enjoyed the ICOM UK weekly news in 2018 as one of your membership benefits.  We aim to keep you up to date with the latest news and opportunities for working internationally. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2019 then you will no longer receive ...
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Interview with José Eduardo Ferreira Santos, Acervo da Laje, Salvador, Brazil

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews José Eduardo Ferreira Santos about the Acervo da Laje, a museum in the periphery of Salvador, Brazil. José Eduardo Ferreira Santos is a pedagogue, curator and the founder of Acervo da Laje. He holds a Master’s degree in Psychology (UFBA), a PhD in Public Health ...
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Grand Egyptian Museum set to open in 2020

This article wsa first published in The News Tribune https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article223488885.html On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase ...
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Launch of SARAT project website

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the BIAA-led project, SARAT. SARAT stands for “Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey”. The project’s goal is to increase knowledge, capacity, and awareness about protecting Turkey’s archaeological assets. The project is managed by the BIAA in partnership with Koç ...
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Interview with Andrea Terrón, Vice President AMG-ICOM Guatemala

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Andrea Terrón, an anthropologist and museum specialist from Guatemala, when she was in the UK early this year as a Senior Fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you give ICOM UK members an overview of your work with museums ...
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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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