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Museum International is available online!

The status of museums, as cultural tenets, is poised on a delicate balance between politics (from government policy and decisions to exhibition display and presentation to the public) and the need to maintain integrity and independence. The relationship between governments and cultural institutions can largely determine the museum’s role within the ...
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Save the Date! ICOM UK AGM, Friday 6 July 2018, London

The ICOM UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday 6 July 2018 in London. Location and full details will be sent to members shortly.
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UK-China Connection Through Culture Grants 2018-19

https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/opportunities/uk-china-connection-through-cultural-grants/ 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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Museums (em)Power: Call for Papers

A Multidisciplinary Conference on Art and Cultural Institutions 13-14 September 2018 School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester This conference seeks to explore the power relations in the contemporary museum context. The term ‘museums’ in the title encompasses not only museums but all forms of cultural institutions where people, objects and other entities interact. By putting ...
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Free NEMO Webinar: Museums for All? Going beyond ramps and toilets to embrace access and inclusion for Deaf and disabled people

On 16 May 15:00 CEST Michèle Taylor will explore the topic of social inclusion and museums when facilitating the webinar “Museums for All? Going beyond ramps and toilets to embrace access and inclusion for Deaf and disabled people.” Register for free through this form before 13 May
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Vote for Brooklands Museum on 14-15 May in the International Museum Dance Off

Brooklands Museum Makes It Through To The Museum Dance Off International Thunderdome Final Brooklands Museum staff and volunteers have grabbed their flares and headbands, laid out the disco dance floor and got the glitter ball spinning, to the tune of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Move on Up’ for the annual international Museum Dance ...
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ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme 2018-19

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations. The 2018-19 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme will enable recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues ...
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Foreign exchange? University museums and international engagement – cal for papers

Foreign exchange? University museums and international engagement University of Cambridge, 3 July 2018 The University Museums Group’s 2018 conference will explore how university museums can contribute to, and even lead, universities’ efforts to engage internationally. It will consider how smaller as well as larger museums can participate in, and benefit from, international programmes. ...
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ICOM UK Chair, Tonya Nelson, will compere MuseumNext Europe, 18-20 June, London

Tonya Nelson, Chair of ICOM UK and Head of Museum & Collections at UCL, will be the compere for MuseumNext Europe for the second year running. MuseumNext Europe takes place 18-20 June 2018 at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Meet future international partners, collaborators and influencers and help us celebrate our ...
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ICOM warns against threat to museum independence

ICOM has issued a statement emphasising the independence of museums and warning that they must remain free from political interference. You can read the ICOM statement HERE. The Museums Association has written an article about the statement, which you can read HERE.
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