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ICOM-CC Call for Posters

ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Beijing, China September 14–18, 2020 Theme: Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation. ICOM-CC is inviting abstracts for poster contributions for its 19th Triennial Conference. Posters may address the aims and triennial programs of the ICOM-CC Working Groups and/or the conference theme. For information about the Working Groups, please consult the ICOM-CC website: www.icom-cc.org. For information ...
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Dinosaur display that brought Chinese fossils to Nottingham wins heritage award

This article was first published in the West Bridgford Wire online https://westbridgfordwire.com/dinosaur-display-that-brought-chinese-fossils-to-nottingham-wins-heritage-award/ A world-exclusive exhibition that brought Chinese dinosaurs to the city of Nottingham has won an ‘excellence in exhibitions’ award. The Dinosaurs of China exhibition developed by Nottingham City Council Museums Service working with the University of Nottingham received the Judges’ Special ...
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Government announces four additional ports and airports for movement of CITES-protected species after Brexit

DEFRA had previously issued guidance to help minimise disruption in the movement of CITES-protected animal and plant species and their parts once the UK leaves the EU. It has been announced that four additional ports and airports will be designated for use by individuals and businesses to move CITES specimens between ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme – 14 Oct deadline for applications

The deadline for applications for the 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme is 09:00 on Monday 14 October 2019. 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 2019-20 ICOM ...
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UK Government has published sector specific Brexit guidance

The UK Government has just published sector-specific Brexit guidance. There is a 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for a no-deal Brexit if you work in the arts, culture or heritage sector. Click on each of the links below for further information. Preparing for no-deal Brexit if ...
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Why ICOM postponed the vote on its new museum definition

Written by Tonya Nelson, Chair of ICOM UK for Issue 119/10 of Museums Journal, 1 October 2019 This article was first published in the Museums Association’s Museum Journal https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/comment/01102019-definition-just-start-of-conversation?utm_campaign=1589354_04102019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Museums%20Association&dm_i=2VBX,Y2CQ,27LJTU,3KINR,1 At the Extraordinary General Assembly of the 25th ICOM Triennial Conference in Kyoto on 7 September, the national and international committees agreed to postpone ...
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Across Europe, Museums Rethink What To Do With Their African Art Collections

This article was first published by NPR online https://www.npr.org/2019/08/12/750549303/across-europe-museums-rethink-what-to-do-with-their-african-art-collections?t=1566912348632 Early in the movie Black Panther, a black visitor played by Michael B. Jordan confronts a white curator over African artifacts in a fictional British museum. “How do you think your ancestors got these?” the visitor asks. “You think they paid a fair price? Or ...
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Doctors Can Now Give Out Prescriptions for a Visit to the Museum

This article was first published in FORTUNE.  No one likes going to a pharmacy to fill a prescription, but filling one at a fine arts museum is an entirely different proposition. Launching its partnership with the Médecins Francophones du Canada (MFdC) last November, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has ...
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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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