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Interview with Andrea Terrón, Vice President AMG-ICOM Guatemala

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interviewed Andrea Terrón, an anthropologist and museum specialist from Guatemala, when she was in the UK early this year as a Senior Fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you give ICOM UK members an overview of your work with museums ...
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2018 ICOM UK AGM Papers Online

ICOM UK members can now find the following 2018 AGM papers online: Agenda Draft minutes from the 2017 AGM Chair’s Report Treasurer’s Report 2017 Statement of Accounts These documents are available on the new Annual General Meetings page of the website: http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ For those members not able to attend the AGM on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the ...
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Interview with Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany. CMD:   Would you give our ICOM UK members some background to ICOM Germany? KS:   With over 6000 members ICOM Germany is ICOM’s largest National Committee.   We currently share offices in an historic 1924 Villa, formerly the home of the ...
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Interview with Candice Allison, Director, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Candice Allison, Director of Bag Factory Artists’ Studios on a recent visit to Johannesburg, South Africa.   How are South African museums engaging with social justice and youth empowerment? Museums in South Africa are working hard with diminishing year on year resources to offer affordable or free ...
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Interview with Ning Li, Deputy Director of the Collection Department, China Art Museum (CAM), Shanghai

Catherine McDermott talked to Ning Li, Deputy Director of the Collection Department, the China Art Museum, Shanghai (CAM) about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about CAM? CAM is the huge red pavilion building that has become a landmark in Shanghai and the city’s largest art ...
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Interview with Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare

Catherine McDermott talked to Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Harare about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about NGZ? In 2017 The National Gallery of Zimbabwe celebrated 60 years, a period which has seen the shift from colonialism to independence and ...
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Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection travels to Hong Kong with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge travelled to Hong Kong this month on an ICOM UK – British Council Global Travel Grant.  This is Eliza’s blog from her visit. It has been an intense and busy period working towards the launch of our research ...
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Interview with Chinese curator Feng Sun

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of The Dog, Catherine McDermott (ICOM UK Secretary) talks to Chinese curator Feng Sun, the project director of a new exhibition in London.  Initiation is showing at the Bloomsbury Gallery until 1st March, focusing on emerging Chinese artists and designers chosen from China’s leading ...
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First in our series of interviews with international museum professionals – Natalia Keller, Museo Nacional de Bella Artes, Chile

In the first of a new series of reports from international ICOM members Natalia Keller talked to Catherine McDermott in Lastarria, the capital’s cultural district about her museum and the museum sector in Chile. Natalia Keller is a researcher in the Collections Department at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) ...
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Opportunity to connect with Turkish museums through Heritage Istanbul, 12-14 April 2018

HERITAGE ISTANBUL Archaeology, Restoration and Museum Technologies Fair and Conferences 12-14 April, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey   Istanbul, that has been the meeting point of cultures for thousands of years, now brings countries together with HERITAGE ISTANBUL project. Turkey, one of the leading countries of the world with its intensive cultural heritage, is the attraction point of ...
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