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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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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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