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ICOM UK session at the MH Show, London, Wed 16 May 2018

ICOM UK will have a session at the M+H Show in London at 16:15 on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Come and hear ICOM UK Executive Director, Dana Andrew, talk about the benefits of museums developing an international perspective in the session ‘Working Locally, Thinking Globally: how museums benefit from being outward ...
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University Museums Group conference: Foreign exchange? University museums and international engagement

University of Cambridge, 3 July 2018 University museum collections originate from many countries. Over decades and in some cases centuries, they were created and curated through scientific fieldwork and collecting that ranged worldwide. In the present, those interested in studying collections and in borrowing art works and specimens for analysis and ...
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New report shows how world-leading heritage sector can advance UK international relations after Brexit

The Heritage Alliance, the umbrella body for the heritage sector, has published the first ever report on the independent heritage sector’s impact overseas. The report sponsored by the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication at Heriot-Watt University, makes recommendations for building on the success of the overall sector which already generates ...
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PRESENCE: A Window on Engaging with Chinese Contemporary Art and Culture

Friday 11th May 2018, 9:30–16:00 St. George’s Hall, Liverpool University of Salford Art Collection, in partnership with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and Open Eye Gallery are hosting a day of talks and discussions inspired by the exhibition PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art, part of the China Dream season in Liverpool. ...
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NEMO Opens Up its Capacity Building Activities to Non-Members by Popular Demand!

NEMO Training Courses and Study Visits can be attended by everyone working within the museum sector. NEMO invites everyone active in the museum sector to participate in Training Courses and Study Visits for a fee of 250 euro per activity. As always are the activities free of charge for members and ...
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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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ICOM International Committee meetings in 2018 – call for papers + travel bursaries

Each ICOM International Committee organises an annual meeting or conference to bring together members from across the world to network and share knowledge on a specialist subject. As we approach ‘conference season’ there are now many active calls for papers, with deadlines this month.  Current ones include: ICOM-GLASS (museums and glass collections): https://lc.cx/P2Sz ICOM-ICME ...
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International Museum Day: time to annonce your event on IMD interactive map!

To keep up with activities planned for IMD 2018, ICOM has created an interactive map. We invite all National Committees and participating museums to register and add your activities in the coming days, to contribute to the visibility and success of this annual highlight on the global museum calendar! To sign in ...
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The Art Newspaper publishes list of the world’s most popular exhibitions in 2017

The Art Newspaper has published the results of its annual survey of global exhibition visitor numbers.  Only one UK gallery features in the Top 20 most popular exhibitions – Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery.  The top three spots go to exhibitions at the Tokyo National Museum, Fondation Louis Vuitton ...
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Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) Conference – call for papers now open

In 2018, the FIHRM (Federation of International Human Rights Museums) Conference will be hosted in North America for the first time, in Winnipeg, Canada, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).  It takes place 25 – 28 September 2018. The conference is doubling as the ICOM-COMCOL annual meeting, with a ...
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