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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme: 2 March deadline for applications

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 scheme is open to members and non-members. The ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to ...
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Invitation to tender for ACE restitution guidance work

The ACE invitation to tender for the restitution guidance work has now been published and is available online here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/149ae529-7c22-47d4-997e-6d7fa83e420d The closing date for applications is 31st January.   
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Delay in sending ICOM cards from ICOM office in Paris

The machine in the ICOM office in Paris that prints the ICOM cards for members is broken and is not expected to be fixed until next week.  Unfortunately, this means that there is a small delay in sending out cards to new members and replacement cards for existing members.  We ...
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Call for Papers and grants – CAMOC Krakow 2020

The call for papers for the next annual CAMOC conference, which will be held in Krakow, Poland on 3 – 6 June 2020, is now open. The theme of the15th annual conference will be The Right to the City. Within that broad theme, CAMOC welcomes the proposals focusing on the following sub-topics: Participation/locality Who has the right ...
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Museum restoration offers rare glimmer of hope in war-torn Yemen

This article was first published online in The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/museum-restoration-offers-rare-glimmer-of-hope-in-war-torn-yemen As civil war and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis continue in Yemen, cultural officials are marking a milestone toward the reopening of the National Museum in south-western Taiz, the country’s third-largest city. An Ottoman royal palace that was the residence of ...
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Register for ICOM museum definition discussion meetings in Edinburgh and London

A new museum definition was proposed at ICOM Conference in Kyoto this year.  The decision on the proposed new definition was postponed.  Colleagues within ICOM UK are keen to share their views and the ICOM UK Committee are keen to represent and communicate with members on this area of work. ICOM ...
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ICOM CC – Call for Host for 2023 Triennial Conference

The Committee for Conservation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-CC) announces a Call for Host of the 20th Triennial Conference. The Triennial Conference is the culmination of ICOM-CC’s three-year cycle of activities, providing a venue for conservators, scientists, historians and art historians, curators, librarians, archivists, students, collection managers and directors from the ...
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The UK in the World: a 2020 Vision

This article was first published by the British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/research-policy-insight/insight-articles/finding-a-role-uk-in-changing-world The UK looks forward to a new decade and a post-Brexit future. It should now be ambitious but smart as it thinks about how to conduct itself in a changing world. If this is a subject area that interests you and your organisation, ...
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2020 ICOM CIMCIM Conference in London – call for papers

The next ICOM CIMCIM Annual Meeting will be held between the 6th and 10th September 2020 in London, hosted by the Royal College of Music Museum and the Horniman Museum & Gardens. It will be followed by a post-conference tour of St. Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh. All three museums have ...
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Paintings From Prado Museum Collection Given Climate Change Makeovers

This article was first published online at https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/12/prado-museum-climate-change/ Museo del Prado (Prado Museum) recently collaborated on a project with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) designed to coincide with the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Paintings from the museum’s collection were digitally modified to reflect a future world destroyed by inaction. Rising sea levels, ...
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