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Complete China survey from the British Council before 27 July

Last year the British Council set up China Now, a website dedicated for UK professionals. This year, based on the platform, the British Council wants to understand your interest and existing activity in mainland China and Hong Kong – so that they can help you more directly to achieve these ambitions ...
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British Council report on Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth

The British Council has produced this report to share the findings of its sector consultation and international research on cultural heritage for inclusive growth. The report presents a pioneering approach to inclusive growth that sees the social and economic benefits of cultural heritage for all levels of society. It advocates for a way of ...
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Access Presentations and Videos from the “Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums and Participation” Meeting

The NEMO partner Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project, IMP, has released presentations, reports and videos from its conference and expert meeting on its website. The two-day meeting took place from 27-28 February 2018 in Palermo, Italy. All presentations, reports and videos from the two-day meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums ...
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Museums and Climate Change: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

In April, the intercessional meeting for climate change negotiations took place in Bonn, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, with representatives from governments around the world (COP means Conference of Parties, these being nations). There was a one-day workshop on how to accelerate education, training, public awareness, public ...
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Registration open for NEMO 2018 Annual Conference

From 15-18 November 2018, NEMO (Network of European Museum Organisations) will gather European museum and culture professionals in Valletta, Malta, to network, exchange expertise, discuss and explore the crossover impact that museums have on other sectors during the conference “Museums out of the Box! The crossover impact of museums”. Museums and ...
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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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Cultural Protection Fund: 20 July deadline for expressions of interest

The British Council is now accepting expressions of interest for small grant applications (under £100k) to the Cultural Protection Fund. The £30m Fund, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, is set up to protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in the Middle East and ...
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Paper on Cultural Heritage in European Policies

In a recent paper, the European Parliament has mapped out the evolution of cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted in the context of related EU prerogatives. Among other, the paper Cultural Heritage in EU Policies, written by Pasikowska-Schnass, states that the ...
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ICOM-CIPEG Annual Meeting, 4-8 September, Swansea

We are looking forward to this year’s annual CIPEG meeting which will be hosted by the Egypt Centre at Swansea University.  The theme will be “Beating Barriers! Overcoming Obstacles to Achievement”. Barriers come in all shapes and sizes, and not just the physical ones: museums may have barriers to research; barriers to ...
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Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection travels to Hong Kong with ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant

Eliza Gluckman, Curator, New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge travelled to Hong Kong this month on an ICOM UK – British Council Global Travel Grant.  This is Eliza’s blog from her visit. It has been an intense and busy period working towards the launch of our research ...
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