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2019 ICOM UK AGM Papers available on the website

The papers for the 2019 ICOM UK AGM are now available on the website at http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ The AGM is fully booked and we are operating a wait list.  To register for the wait list, visit https://2019icomukagm.eventbrite.com If you are not able to attend the AGM then you can email any questions in advance to ...
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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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Ada de Wit, Assistant Curator, The Wallace Museum, visited China and Taiwan with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Ada de Wit, Assistant Curator at the Wallace Museum in London visited China and Taiwan in March 2019 with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the blog that Ada wrote during her visit.  Her full report will be published in the Case Studies section of the ...
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Interview with Lia Colombino, Museum of Indigenous Art, Asunción, Paraguay

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Lia Colombino about the Museum of Indigenous Art, Asunción, Paraguay. Lia Colombino is Director of the Museum of Indigenous Art, which is part of the Centre for Visual Arts / Museo del Barro in Asunción, Paraguay, where she is also the coordinator of the educational ...
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Interview with Roshan Mishra, Director/Curator, Taragaon Museum, Nepal

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Roshan Mishra, Director/Curator of the Taragaon Museum in Nepal.  Roshan is a fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you tell ICOM UK members about the Taragaon Museum in Nepal? Taragaon Museum was opened in 2014 as a private museum. Prior to ...
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Brexit: update and useful links

Withdrawal agreement and Political Declaration Latest updates Extension to leaving date Following a request by Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Council agreed on Thursday 21 March to extend the UK’s departure date to 22 May 2019, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons by 29 March 2019 ...
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Brexit: Latest update for museums on loans, customs, VAT

Customs and loans between museums The European Commission has just published guidance on customs, which can be found here. https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/guidance-customs-procedures.pdf The returned goods section on page 13 is the most relevant part for loans between museums. This means that Returned Goods Relief can be claimed in a no deal scenario even if the ...
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Guidance for visitors to the UK if there is a no deal Brexit

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, what visitors will need to enter the UK will not change until 2021. It will continue to be visa-free for EU nationals visiting the UK; What they need to show at the UK border will not change, even if the UK leaves the ...
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Interview with Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi about the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi about the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi is Programs Manager of the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, and has over 8 years of experience in the creative arts sector. He was a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, 2017 International Society ...
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Personal data and Brexit

Information Commissioners Office has published a blog looking at how the transfer of personal data may be impacted by Brexit. Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, the blog presents some facts about the transfer of personal data within the European Economic Area. You can find the blog post here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/blog-how-will-personal-data-continue-to-flow-after-brexit/ Although ...
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