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Blog: Newport Medieval Ship, Wales project staff travel to Austin, Texas with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Before international travel was restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant recipients undertook overseas visits late last year and early this year.  We will share their travel blogs in the ICOM UK news and publish their reports on the Case Studies page of ...
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Blog from Science Museum Group trip to Pakistan

While none of us are able to travel internationally at the moment, we hope you might enjoy some ‘virtual’ travel via the blogs and reports we will publish over the coming weeks from recent ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant recipients. This week we share a blog written by Henna ...
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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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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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