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Renew your ICOM UK membership for 2019 to keep receiving the benefits

Thank you to all of the ICOM UK members who already renewed their membership for 2019.  The number of renewals October – early December unprecedented, and our online membership site was overwhelmed at times.  Thank you for your patience if you experienced any delays in renewing your membership online. The ICOM ...
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Kyoto 2019 – presentation at MA Conference and Travel Bursaries

Kiyoko Nishi, Researcher at ICOM Kyoto 2019 Office gave a presentation during the ICOM UK luncheon at the MA Conference last month.           Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition On 1-7 September 2019, Kyoto will be the city to receive some 3,000 participants to the ICOM General Conference. A flood of ...
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Call For Papers Museums in Arabia 2019 Conference, London

Call for Conference Papers: Museums in Arabia 2019, 26-28 June 2019, London, United Kingdom http://www.museumsinarabia.com/home.html Hosted by King’s College London Organisers: Dr. Sarina Wakefield, Zayed University, UAE and Dr. Serena Iervolino, King’s College London Deadline for abstract submissions: 10 January 2019 How are different cultural, political, social and economic actors involved in and shape cultural practices within ...
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Forging new links in Maputo, Mozambique

Dr Sarah Worden, Curator of African Collections at National Museums Scotland recently visited Maputo, Mozambique with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the blog Sarah wrote during her visit.  We will publish the full report from her visit in the coming weeks. Whilst email brings people together ...
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Restitution Report: museum directors respond

This article was first published in The Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/restitution-report-museums-directors-respond The French academics Bénédicte Savoy and Felwine Sarr urge President Macron to return African artefacts. But does the report go too far, or not far enough? Download the English version of the report at http://restitutionreport2018.com/   Tristram Hunt, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Around halfway through ...
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The Brexit Deal explained by the Department for International Trade (DIT)

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, thereby fulfilling the democratic decision taken by the British people. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is at the heart of EU Exit delivery. They are responsible for helping businesses export, driving inward and outward investment, preparing to negotiate ...
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Maritime Silk Road museum planned in Quanzhou, Fujian province, China

This article was first publish by The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world/china-watch/culture/maritime-silk-road-museum/ The Palace Museum and Shimao Group will build a museum focused on the Maritime Silk Road in Quanzhou, Fujian province, where the ancient maritime route began. The Maritime Silk Road Museum of the Palace Museum is expected to play an important role in the ...
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Workshop on Cultural Heritage, Migration and the Indian Diaspora

The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for UK researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diaspora’. Organised in partnership with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to explore how the experiences of the ...
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Museums in France Should Return African Treasures, Report Says

This article was first published by The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/arts/design/france-museums-africa-savoy-sarr-report.html The sprawling Quai Branly Museum in Paris is stuffed with treasure. It has some 70,000 objects from sub-Saharan Africa in its collection, including magnificent statues from present-day Benin and delicate paintings that once decorated church walls in Ethiopia. But a long-awaited ...
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Call for Papers for the Panel: European Cultural Heritage – Celebrating Diversity

As part of the 7th Euroacademia International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’, Bruges, Belgium, 25 – 26 January 2019 Deadline: 10th of December 2018 For complete information before applying, see full details of the conference here. You can apply online by completing the Application Form on the conference website or ...
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