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2020 ICOM CIMCIM Conference in London – call for papers

The next ICOM CIMCIM Annual Meeting will be held between the 6th and 10th September 2020 in London, hosted by the Royal College of Music Museum and the Horniman Museum & Gardens. It will be followed by a post-conference tour of St. Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh. All three museums have ...
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Paintings From Prado Museum Collection Given Climate Change Makeovers

This article was first published online at https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/12/prado-museum-climate-change/ Museo del Prado (Prado Museum) recently collaborated on a project with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) designed to coincide with the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Paintings from the museum’s collection were digitally modified to reflect a future world destroyed by inaction. Rising sea levels, ...
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ICOM Museum Definition: discussion groups in London and Edinburgh and volunteers required for remote working group

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.  ...
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ICOM UK 2020 AGM, 12 March, Leeds Art Gallery and cheap tickets to Leeds now on sale

The ICOM UK AGM will take place during the lunch break of the 2020 Working Internationally Conference at Leeds Art Gallery on 12 March 2020. To attend the AGM you need to book a conference ticket.  ICOM UK members can purchase discounted tickets for £49 (regular price £79) at https://wi2020.eventbrite.com  The full ...
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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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ICOM establishes new Disaster Resilient Museums Committee

This article was first published online by Museums + Heritage Advisor https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/icom-establishes-new-disaster-resilient-museums-committee/ ICOM has announced the creation of a new Disaster Resilient Museums Committee, designed to improve disaster planning for museums and amalgamate cultural institutions into global disaster risk reduction frameworks. In the wake of a decade which has seen some of the ...
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V&A launch new global initiative to connect preservation projects and people around the world

The V&A has announced the launch of an innovative new global platform allowing individuals and organisations behind key cultural heritage projects to connect with potential sponsors, collaborators and experts. Created as part of the V&A’s Culture in Crisis programme, the platform is the first of its kind and is completely free ...
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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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Receipients of first round 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme

We are delighted to announce the successful applicants from the first round of the 2019-20 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant. Julie Dawson, Head of Conservation at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has been awarded £1,500 to travel to Egypt. Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum in London has been ...
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ICOM CECA UK group and membership

Hello everyone!  I am Jenny Pistella and I am the ICOM CECA UK (Committee for Education and Cultural Action) National Correspondent. I want to reach out to the CECA UK members and be in touch more about updates from CECA international activities and national events, workshops and opportunities.  If you’re already ...
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