British Council seeks touring exhibitions consultant for project in China

As part of their 2023-25 Culture Connects Visual Arts programme in China, the British Council seeking a consultant to help them identify potential partners and areas of work in China. This contract is for a specialist arts consultant and Mandarin speaker, who can be based in either the UK or China, to oversee an exhibition […]

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Provenance Research Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museums. Daniel Fonner, Associate Director for Research at Southern Methodist University’s DataArts, explores the return of cultural heritage in the form of digital data. How can emerging digital tools help recreate cultural heritage that has been lost or destroyed? […]

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Libya floods leave UNESCO-listed site of Cyrene battered and at risk

This article was first published by the Middle East Eye. Catastrophic flooding and landslides following Tropical Storm Daniel on 10 September 2023 have affected the ancient city of Cyrene, a 7th century Greek settlement in eastern Libya. Monuments are under threat of collapse and looting at the region’s sole UNESCO-listed site as well as in […]

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Police Guard German Museum in Response to Right-Wing Threats

This article was first published by Hyperallergic. Police are standing guard outside the Zeche Zollern in Germany after the museum received right-wing backlash over suggested designated time slots for visitors who are Black, Indigenous, or belong to other racial and ethnic groups that have been historically harmed by colonialism.  Located in Dortmund, the museum developed […]

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British Museum makes biggest-ever international loan for Ancient Egypt blockbuster in Melbourne

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. The beleaguered British Museum’s most ambitious international loan of ancient Egyptian artefacts from its collections will arrive in Melbourne next year. In the midst of the British Museum’s crisis following the large-scale theft of objects from its collections, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne has […]

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Two ICOM Code of Ethics consultation webinars on Wed 11 Oct

The ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics (ETHCOM) invites ICOM members to attend the series of webinars for third third consultation in the revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums. The third consultation opened on June 16, 2023, and will extend until October 31, 2023.  It builds upon the results from the first two […]

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ICOM UK members can renew their membership for 2024 from 9 October 2023

ICOM UK members will be able to renew their membership for 2024 from 9 October 2023. You will be able to renew your membership online and pay by card or bank transfer. ICOM membership runs on the calendar year (1 January – 31 December) and you can check your eligibility to renew on the ICOM […]

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Thanks to everyone who submitted paper proposals for the online ICOM UK Student & Emerging Professionals Conference

Thanks to everyone who submitted paper proposals for the online ICOM UK Student and Emerging Professionals Conference on 7 December 2023. We will shortly be in touch with everyone who submitted papers to let you know the outcome. If you have any questions about your paper submission, or the online conference, please contact Louise Yang […]

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