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Museum Diplomcay as New Pompidou Center Opens in Shanghai

This article was first published online by The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/arts/design/pompidou-center-shanghai.html The French museum will curate the exhibitions and provide works from its collection. But Chinese officials are keeping a close eye on what gets shown. When the Pompidou Center first floated the idea of opening a Chinese outpost more than a ...
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SS Great Britain Trust CEO embarks on new endeavour as ICMM president

This article was first published by Museums + Heritage Advisor online https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/ss-great-britain-trust-ceo-sets-sail-new-endeavour-icmm-president/ Matthew Tanner is set to embark on a four-year term as president of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM), following on from Steve White, president of Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, USA.  ICMM is one of 21 ICOM Affiliated Organisations. ICMM ...
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ICOM INTERCOM – new website and Twitter account

ICOM INTERCOM (International Committee for Museum Management) has a new website and Twitter account. Website: http://intercom.mini.icom.museum/ Twitter: @intercom_icom As part of your ICOM membership, you can join one International Committee (IC) with voting rights, and register an interest in up to three more ICs.  View the full list of 32 IC’s on the ICOM ...
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Announcing TEO – the new global travelling exhibitions platform

New digital one-stop resource brings the travelling exhibitions world together. 26 November 2019 – Broceliande, France. The past decade has seen major growth in the travelling exhibitions industry, with a continuously developing and diversifying landscape of cultural experiences and touring practices. Within this dynamic environment, Teo, the new global platform dedicated ...
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Programme update for Working Internationally Conference and tickets on sale now

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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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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UK loses soft power crown

This article was first published by Arts Professional online https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/uk-loses-soft-power-crown-brexit-sours-reputation?utm_source=Weekly-News&utm_medium=email&utm_content=nid-212688&utm_campaign=1st-November-2019 The UK has lost the top spot in an annual index of global soft power, despite being praised for the strength of its culture. The country has slipped to second place behind France in the overall ranking of 30 nations, in part due to ...
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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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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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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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