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New museums and major expansions opening in 2020

This article was first published online in The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/museums-popping-up-around-the-world   The Momentary, Bentonville, Arkansas, US Opening 22 February, cost undisclosed The Momentary is a new contemporary art satellite space affiliated with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The 5,800 sq. m (62,000 sq. ft) former cheese factory in downtown Bentonville will serve ...
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NatSCA Conference & AGM 2020 – Call for papers

The Annual Conference & AGM of the Natural Sciences Collections Association will be held on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th May 2020. National Museum Wales will be hosting the conference at two venues in Cardiff: St Fagans National Museum of History and National Museum Cardiff. The first day at St ...
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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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