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Dr. Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum will speak at 2019 Working Internationally Conference

Dr. Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool will join the session on Museums & Migration at the 2019 Working Internationally Conference. The Museums & Migration session is chaired by Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Secretary and Professor, Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston University.  Catherine and Benjamin will be joined by Sophie Henderson, ...
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Lukas Nohrer, Researcher of ‘The Art of Exit: The English Museum Sector Before Brexit’ will speak on the Brexit panel session at WI2019

Lukas Nohrer, Art Historian & Museologist, will be one of the speakers on the Brexit panel discussion (15:45 – 16:30) at the 2019 Working Internationally Conference. To view the programme and book tickets visit https://wiconf2019.eventbrite.com Lukas mainly focussed on museum practices, curatorial strategies and policy research.  He is currently working as a freelance ...
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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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UK needs black culture museum, says architect Sir David Adjaye

This article was first published on the BBC website https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47101108 Architect Sir David Adjaye has called for a “long overdue” museum celebrating black culture in Britain. He believes it would help generations of black children to feel part of “the language, DNA and roots” of the UK. He explained that the contribution of black ...
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Registration for Kyoto 2019 is open!

Between the 1st and the 7th of September 2019, Kyoto (Japan) will host the biggest and most important conference of museums in the world. More than 3.000 museum professionals and experts from all international backgrounds will participate in this triannual event, the 25th General Conference of ICOM.  After 24 successful editions, ICOM’s ...
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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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Cultural funding under threat following ministry mergers in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has merged Barzil’s three ministries of culture, sports and social development into a single department called the ministry of citizenship. New department head Osmar Terra and culture secretary José Henrique Pires both support changes to a 1991 statute that allows organisations and individuals to use up to ...
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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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Dying Languages

UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger spells out in graphic detail the state of the world’s languages. Every two or three weeks one of them dies, and when a language dies a small part of humanity dies with it.  Imagine a Parthenon or a Palmyra disappearing twice a month. ...
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