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New book – Cosmopolitan Ambassadors: International exhibitions, cultural diplomacy and the polycentral museum

Cosmopolitan Ambassadors: International exhibitions, cultural diplomacy and the polycentral museum written by Lee Davidson and Leticia Perez-Castellanos and published by Vernon Press. This book is based on a 5-year study of the exhibition exchange between New Zealand and Mexico. The study raised some important questions that the authors felt were not adequately addressed ...
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Candian doctors to prescribe museum visits

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has teamed up with a doctors’ organisation in the city for a pilot project that will issue up to 50 prescriptions to visit exhibitions as a complement to traditional treatment. A doctors’ organisation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are partnering to allow physicians ...
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Renew your ICOM membership online for 2019

Thank you to all of the ICOM UK members who already renewed their membership for 2019.  The number of renewals in October and early November was unprecedented, and our online membership site was overwhelmed at times.  Thank you for your patience if you experienced any delays in renewing your membership ...
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Launch of SARAT project website

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the BIAA-led project, SARAT. SARAT stands for “Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey”. The project’s goal is to increase knowledge, capacity, and awareness about protecting Turkey’s archaeological assets. The project is managed by the BIAA in partnership with Koç ...
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Interview with Andrea Terrón, Vice President AMG-ICOM Guatemala

Dana Andrew, Executive Director of ICOM UK, interview Andrea Terrón, an anthropologist and museum specialist from Guatemala, when she was in the UK early this year as a Senior Fellow of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP).   Would you give ICOM UK members an overview of your work with museums ...
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2018 ICOM UK AGM Papers Online

ICOM UK members can now find the following 2018 AGM papers online: Agenda Draft minutes from the 2017 AGM Chair’s Report Treasurer’s Report 2017 Statement of Accounts These documents are available on the new Annual General Meetings page of the website: http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ For those members not able to attend the AGM on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the ...
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Interview with Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Klaus Staubermann, CEO of ICOM Germany. CMD:   Would you give our ICOM UK members some background to ICOM Germany? KS:   With over 6000 members ICOM Germany is ICOM’s largest National Committee.   We currently share offices in an historic 1924 Villa, formerly the home of the ...
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Interview with Candice Allison, Director, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Committee Member, interviewed Candice Allison, Director of Bag Factory Artists’ Studios on a recent visit to Johannesburg, South Africa.   How are South African museums engaging with social justice and youth empowerment? Museums in South Africa are working hard with diminishing year on year resources to offer affordable or free ...
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Interview with Ning Li, Deputy Director of the Collection Department, China Art Museum (CAM), Shanghai

Catherine McDermott talked to Ning Li, Deputy Director of the Collection Department, the China Art Museum, Shanghai (CAM) about future plans for the museum.   Would you tell ICOM UK members about CAM? CAM is the huge red pavilion building that has become a landmark in Shanghai and the city’s largest art ...
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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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