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The Fitzwilliam Museum visit Egypt with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant – Taking a workshop on ancient coffins and a ‘pop-up’ museum to Egypt Part 2: ‘Popping-up’ in Damietta

Two of the Egyptian colleagues (Nour Badr and Moustafa Saad Ahmed) who had presented with us at the workshop in Alexandria joined us in Damietta, together with another curator and two conservators. Also with us was Sara Hany Abed, who had translated our picture book ‘How to make an Egyptian ...
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The Fitzwilliam Museum visit Egypt with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant – Part 1: Constructing coffins in Alexandria

Julie Dawson, Head of Conservation at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge was awarded an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant of £1,500 to travel to Egypt with colleagues from the museum.  This is the first part of the blog that Julie wrote during her trip to Egypt. What does the ...
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ICOM UK urges the EU Commission to re-establish ability of cultural heritage organisations to use nitrogen for conservation treatment

ICOM UK Position Paper A PDF of this position paper can be downloaded HERE Advantages of using nitrogen as a pest treatment of cultural heritage items Museums in member states of the European Union are currently unable to use in-situ generated nitrogen to treat pest insect infestations of cultural heritage items. This is ...
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Interview with Wilbert Tabone, MUZA, Malta

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Wilbert Tabone about the MUŻA, Malta. Wilbert Tabone is a researcher in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction and the application of technology for digital cultural heritage. Wilbert is involved in the cultural, technology and education sectors and is also an activist for a ...
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Interview with Maria Eugenia Salcedo, Inhotim Institute, Brazil

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Maria Eugenia Salcedo about the Inhotim Institute, Brazil. Maria Eugenia Salcedo Repolês is an educator and researcher. Since before the official opening of Instituto Inhotim in 2006, and until July 2019, she had been working there as Education Manager and, more recently, as Deputy Artistic ...
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Interview with Oyku Ozsoy, Istanbul Modern, Turkey

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Öykü Özsoy about the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey. Öykü Özsoy worked as an assistant curator at the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (now SALT), where she was the co-director of the first international artists residency program in Turkey, from 2002 until 2010. With ...
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Interview with Clémence Mathieu, Director, International Carnival and Mask Museum, Belgium

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Clémence Mathieu, Director of the International Carnival and Mask Museum in Binche, Belgium.   Would you tell us about the International Carnival and Mask Museum in Binche, Belgium. The International Carnival and Mask Museum possess a collection which is unique of its kind and internationally recognized. ...
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Ada de Wit, Assistant Curator, The Wallace Museum, visited China and Taiwan with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Ada de Wit, Assistant Curator at the Wallace Museum in London visited China and Taiwan in March 2019 with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the blog that Ada wrote during her visit.  Her full report will be published in the Case Studies section of the ...
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Interview with Lia Colombino, Museum of Indigenous Art, Asunción, Paraguay

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Lia Colombino about the Museum of Indigenous Art, Asunción, Paraguay. Lia Colombino is Director of the Museum of Indigenous Art, which is part of the Centre for Visual Arts / Museo del Barro in Asunción, Paraguay, where she is also the coordinator of the educational ...
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Interview with Roshan Mishra, Director/Curator, Taragaon Museum, Nepal

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Roshan Mishra, Director/Curator of the Taragaon Museum in Nepal.  Roshan is a fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you tell ICOM UK members about the Taragaon Museum in Nepal? Taragaon Museum was opened in 2014 as a private museum. Prior to ...
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