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No-deal Brexit threatens immediate end to European funding

This article first appeared in ArtsProfessional online. A new statement from the Creative Europe Desk UK says previous promises of full access to the programme until December 2020 are “unlikely” to be possible if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal. Arts organisations in the UK have been warned ...
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MERL trip to India with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Oliver Douglas, Curator of Collections at the Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL), travelled to India with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is Oliver’s blog from his trip.  His full report will soon be published as a Case Study on the ICOM UK website. Running to ...
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Leeanne Westwood, Curator, Valence House Museum: blog from Bermuda visit

Leeanne Westwood, Curator at Valence House Museum recently travelled to Bermuda on an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the blog post that Leeane wrote during her visit.  Her full trip report will be available shortly as a Case Study on the ICOM UK website. Through the eyes ...
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Brexit: Exporting objects of cultural interest

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published guidance for the export of objects of cultural interest in case there is no Brexit deal. This covers eventualities such as holding an EU licence issued by a UK authority before exit day and plans to use it to authorise ...
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CITES and UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal

As part of our ongoing series of news articles about museums and Brexit, this week we share an update from Defra regarding CITES and the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal.  This follows a stakeholder meeting in December 2018 which members of the museum community attended. A contact email ...
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Director of Crafts Study Centre visits Japan with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Director of the Crafts Study Centre, Simon Olding, travelled to Japan on 27th February 2019 for a research trip supported by an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant. He explored, along with Koichiro Isaka, the Director of the St Ives Ceramics Gallery in Tokyo, the possibility of an exhibition of mainly two-dimensional work relating to the ...
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ACE guidance on no-deal Brexit

Arts Council England has published a guide that shares relevant government information to help arts and cultural organisations prepare in the event that the UK exits from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The guide signposts to Government notices and policy papers including: EU funding for projects under EU programmes such as Creative ...
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Museums and Brexit

The UK’s exit from the European Union has created an element of planning uncertainty for the cultural as much as for any other sector. The potential impacts on income/funding, costs, international loans traffic, international collaborations, and on staff from EU member states working in the UK, are currently unclear. In an ...
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Interview with José Eduardo Ferreira Santos, Acervo da Laje, Salvador, Brazil

ICOM UK member Luigi Galimberti interviews José Eduardo Ferreira Santos about the Acervo da Laje, a museum in the periphery of Salvador, Brazil. José Eduardo Ferreira Santos is a pedagogue, curator and the founder of Acervo da Laje. He holds a Master’s degree in Psychology (UFBA), a PhD in Public Health ...
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Launch of SARAT project website

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the BIAA-led project, SARAT. SARAT stands for “Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey”. The project’s goal is to increase knowledge, capacity, and awareness about protecting Turkey’s archaeological assets. The project is managed by the BIAA in partnership with Koç ...
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