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Tickets now on sale for 2020 Working Internationally Conference, 12 March, Leeds Art Gallery

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Working Internationally Conference taking place at Leeds Art Gallery on Thursday 12 March.  ICOM members can purchase tickets at the discounted price of £49 (non-members price is £79).  Book tickets now at https://wi2020.eventbrite.com The theme for the conference is Can Museums and Galleries Save UK ...
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Join the ICOM Family and connect with members all over the world

Many museum professionals are connected through ICOM. They enjoy working in their museum and they are interested in meeting their colleagues. Sharing our knowledge and experience gives an extra value to being an ICOM member. National Committee ICOM The Netherlands initiated the ICOM Family website to facilitate the personal connection between ...
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Publication: Bridges Over Brexit

Since the decision of the UK to withdraw from the EU was announced in 2016, the Irish Museums Association has been actively exploring the potential effect of Brexit on the museum and cultural sectors under the overarching concept of ‘Bridge over Brexit’ with our partners at Ulster University. In doing so, ...
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Saudi Arabia Joins The Gulf’s Culture Race With Plans For Modern Art Museum

This article was first published on the Forbes website: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dominicdudley/2019/10/22/saudi-modern-art-museum/#4c2a16e85790 Saudi Arabia is to build a modern art museum on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh, in the latest stage of the race among Gulf states to develop cultural icons to burnish their image on the international stage. According to an official statement issued this ...
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Future UK international seasons of culture

The best way to keep up to date with future UK international seasons of culture is to check the Culture Diary regularly. Potential seasons may include: UK/Georgia 2019: New Horizons UK/Italy 2020 UK/Australia 2021-22 Africa in UK 2022 UK/France 2023/24 For more information on the Culture Diary visit https://www.theculturediary.com/
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Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals from a museum perspective

This article was first published on the NEMO website https://www.ne-mo.org/news/article/nemo/introduction-to-the-sustainable-development-goals-from-a-museum-perspective.html Leading up to NEMO’s European Museum Conference, they invited Jasper Visser, Strategy Consultant at the Museum of the Future and VISSCH+STAM, to give an introduction to the SDGs and offer some hands-on tips on how museums can incorporate these into their work. ...
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In London, Natural History Museums Confront Their Colonial Histories

This article was first published online by Atlas Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/decolonizing-natural-history-museum THE SHIPWORM IS AN UNASSUMING creature—not a worm, actually, but a bivalve mollusk with a soft, naked body that coils out of a smaller shell like a beckoning finger. In the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London, the ...
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A new art center in Xi’an, China is looking for exhibitions

This call was first published on the TEO (Touring Exhibitions Organisation) website: https://www.teo-exhibitions.com/call-for-exhibits-china-xian/?mc_cid=127fbfaa92&mc_eid=807afa8e5a A new art center in Xi’an, China is looking for history, art or civilisation exhibitions for its upcoming programme. Productions focusing on major names would be of particular interest. Proposals can be submitted to the email provided below. Area Size: 500 ...
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Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

This article was first published by artdaily.com online http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=117707#.Xbamo-j7Qb5 The antiquities ministry officially unveiled the discovery made at Asasif, a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River, at a press conference against the backdrop of the Hatshepsut Temple. “This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of ...
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Welsh museums go international

We are pleased to share some news from museums in Wales that have been involved with international projects, partnerships and visits.   ICOM Kyoto 2019 People’s Collection Wales recently attended the International Council of Museums Conference (ICOM) in Kyoto, Japan. The theme for this year’s triennial conference was Establishing Museums as Cultural Hubs. ...
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