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Book now for 2018 Working Internationally Conference, 7 March, Edinburgh

ICOM UK members get discounted booking for the 20178 Working Internationally Conference.  The Conference will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Tickets for ICOM UK members are £49 (non-member tickets are £75). There are also a limited number of student tickets available for £25. To ...
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80% of EU citizens consider cultural heritage important for themselves and their communities, finds new Eurobarometer

The new Eurobarometer survey was released on 7 December 2017. It took a close look at cultural heritage and its role for and effect on European citizens, with a majority acknowledging the sense of belonging created through cultural heritage. According to a new Eurobarometer survey released today, 8 out of 10 Europeans think ...
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The Challenge Of Revising The Museum Definition – ICOM

“A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment”. This is the latest version of the ...
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Funding opportunities for the cultural sector – Horizon 2020

The following calls have a deadline of 13 March 2018 – Curation of digital assets and advanced digitization – Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts – Social platform on endangered cultural heritage and on illicit trafficking of cultural goods The following calls have a deadline of 17 April ...
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Connecting practice phase II: report available

ICOMOS and IUCN are delighted to announce that the final report for the Connecting Practice project: Phase II has been completed and is now available online. The Connecting Practice project explores new methods and practical strategies for the recognition and support of the interconnectedness of natural and cultural heritage at ...
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Opportunity to connect with Turkish museums through Heritage Istanbul, 12-14 April 2018

HERITAGE ISTANBUL Archaeology, Restoration and Museum Technologies Fair and Conferences 12-14 April, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey   Istanbul, that has been the meeting point of cultures for thousands of years, now brings countries together with HERITAGE ISTANBUL project. Turkey, one of the leading countries of the world with its intensive cultural heritage, is the attraction point of ...
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ICOM UK 2017 membership now closed – 2018 membership opens in October 2018

2017 ICOM UK membership and renewals have now closed. We had to close memberships 5 days earlier than planned due to the ICOM Membership Office in Paris closing to undertake work on their membership database.  We apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Applications for 2018 membership and renewals open in October 2018. ...
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Connecting local communities with 4,000 years of heritage in Egypt

Today, Shutb is a small agricultural town 5km south of Asyut in Middle Egypt. Studies of texts and the ancient landscape show that people have lived there for more than 4,000 years. The village perches on top of the remains of ancient Shashotep, a regional centre and capital of the ...
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