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We hope you have enjoyed the ICOM UK weekly news in 2018 as one of your membership benefits.  We aim to keep you up to date with the latest news and opportunities for working internationally. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2019 then you will no longer receive ...
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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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UK-China Connection through Culture Grants – deadline 25 Jan

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. China ...
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Grand Egyptian Museum set to open in 2020

This article wsa first published in The News Tribune https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article223488885.html On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase ...
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European Partnership Project – NANORESTART: Nanomaterials for the restoration of works of art

Luigi Galimberti, Collection Care Research Manager at Tate, and ICOM UK member, presented the NANORESTART project at the ICOM UK AGM in September this year.  This article gives an overview of the european-funded research conservation project that Tate is a partner in. The challenges brought by the lack of established conservation ...
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British Council explores the growth of ‘soft power superpowers’

This summary article first appeared in the NMDC newsletter https://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/media/documents/newsletters/nmdc_december_2018.pdf  The British Council has published a new report ‘Soft Power Superpowers’ which looks at the spread of cultural institutes across the globe as a growing number of countries invest as a way of cementing global influence. The report also features an interactive ...
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Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations

This article was first published by the BBC online https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46467098 President Macky Sall has inaugurated Senegal’s new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital, Dakar. It follows calls from Senegal and other African nations for France to return art it looted during the colonial era. Among the first temporary exhibitions to be shown is ...
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Mapping Museums’ Global Soft Power

This article was first published on the Center for the Future of Museums (AAM) blog: https://www.aam-us.org/2018/12/05/turning-geo-spatial-museum-data-into-a-soft-power-evaluation-tool/ When researcher Natalia Grincheva read the book Museums, Cities, and Soft Power, she wondered how museums could actually measure their ability to reach and influence people on a global scale. On the CFM Blog, Natalia shares a ...
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The use of WeChat and other social media by Chinese museums

Yu Zhang of Yu Culture attended the ICOM ICEE / ICFA annual conference in Madrid and Barcelona last month.  She presented about how Chinese museums make use of WeChat and other social media channels to enage with audiences. You can find a short version of her presentation on the Yu Culture ...
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Report from ICOM Europe/Germany Conference: Museums, Borders and European Responsibility – 100 Years after WWI

ICOM Europe/Germany Conference Museums, Borders and European Responsibility – 100 Years after WWI 23-25 November 2018, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany Ulrike Smalley, Cydlynydd Coffau’r Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf / First World War Commemoration Co-ordinator, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales gave a presentation at the ICOM Europe/Germany Conference last month.  This is Ulrike’s report from ...
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