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The e-newsletter is a monthly electronic publication dedicated to ICOM members with news and highlights from the ICOM network. It is published 10 times a year in English, French and Spanish.
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10 November, 2016: International Science Center and Science Museum day
ICOM renews participation in “Musées (em)portables” Festival
ICOM congratulates the award winners of the Austrian Museum Quality Label!
International Museography Congress to be held in Spain
F@IMP 2.0 is launched!
First European mission for ICOM President
The Best in Heritage 2016, “Projects of Influence”: a report by Luka Cipek
ICOM News on the move
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Successful mission to Chengdu for ICOM President
Earthquake in Italy: ICOM’s reaction
ICOM Milano 2016: Rediscover the full speeches of our prestigious keynote speakers in video!
A new visual identity to gather a growing network of museum professionals
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A stunning opening ceremony
Two vibrant keynote speeches
Extraordinary plenary sessions
Rewarding debates and presentations for our international committees, DRMC and mentoring sessions
Panel discussions followed very closely
Dazzling social events & high attendance for ICOM 70’s anniversary exhibition
ICOM’s new visual identity unveiled!
Elections for the term 2016-2019
Strategic Plan for 2016-2022
ICOM Resolutions and Statutes
Closing Ceremony Handover: ICOM Kyoto 2019
Training programme in Algeria
SAVE THE DATE! The Best in Heritage
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Letter from Hans-Martin Hinz, ICOM President
An exhibition to celebrate 70 years of ICOM!
New visual identity for ICOM
Reminder: The talk of Milan!
Fill your Milan evenings
ICOM News on the move
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Yet another successful worldwide edition of International Museum Day on its 39th anniversary
MuseumNext 2016: Dialoguing in Dublin
New visual identity for ICOM
The talk of Milan!
Inaugural winner of UMAC Award announced
Creativity out of constraint - Collaborative financing for the MIAN’s facelift and renovation
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ICOM joins chorus of voices against illicit trafficking at UNESCO event
International Museum Day just around the corner!
New visual identity for ICOM
Make the most of Milan!
ICOM News on the move
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E-newsletter March 2016

ICOM launches new projects!
Exciting activities and splendid receptions await at ICOM Milano 2016!
ICOM-ITC Workshop on Current Practices in Museum Management
New ICOM Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums published in the Slovene language
Ready to celebrate International Museum Day 2016?
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E-newsletter February 2016

ICOM supports a new initiative of the museum community, the EMEE project
Good news from the Czech Republic
Remembering two major figures in the history of ICOM
A conference on the destruction and dispersion of cultural heritage during armed conflict is acclaimed by our experts
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E-newsletter January 2016

Don't miss the chance to get 35% off your conference registration fee!
Happy New Year!
ICOM launches its Iraqi Red List in German
Musées (em)portables festival: Awarding of the "ICOM-Musée pour tous" prize
The volunteers are ready for ICOM Milano 2016!
The December issue of ICOM News magazine is now available online!
ICOM speaks up for copyright exceptions
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ICOM makes museums' voices heard at UNESCO
Innovation and creativity rewarded in Budapest
Prestigious speakers to attend the 2016 ICOM General Conference in Milan
ICOM establishes a new heritage management training programme in Algeria
A new step in enhancing ICOM's archives
Communicating the Museum 2015
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“Museums on the Firing Line »: a decisive meeting for two ICOM committees
The launch of International Museum Day 2016
An exciting end to the annual conference season!
Milan, here ICOM !
New publications now available!
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E-newsletter September 2015

ICOM holds an ICOM-ITC special training workshop in Arusha, Tanzania
Registration launch for ICOM Milano 2016!
A new issue of ICOM News!
ICOM's annual conferences are in full swing
ICOM celebrates 70th anniversary in pictures!
ICOM statement concerning the protection of cultural property and the amendment of the law in Germany
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The International Council of Museums (ICOM) vehemently condemns the appalling murder of Khaled Asaad
New ICOM conference season set to open
“To me, ICOM’s greatest value is its global network” – Interview with ICOM President Prof. Dr Hans-Martin Hinz
New workshop at the ICOM-ITC Training Centre in Beijing
ICOM states its position concerning exceptions to copyright law related to museums
ICOM annual report 2014 now available!

Lake Constance meetings: a successful 2015 edition
ICOM brings its support to Nepalese museums
In June, ICOM enhances its institutional memory
“Portable Museums” / Musées (em)portable Festival: ICOM Creates a New Award, Museums for All
ICOM Annual Meetings: Three days full of encounters and discussions for museum professionals
Publications update: Museum International

ICOM mobilises its experts for Nepal
International Museum Day is here once again, with the theme “Museums for a Sustainable Society”
June marks the start of a new cycle of conferences for the ICOM network
See you in Paris at the 2015 ICOM annual meetings!
The May issue of ICOM News magazine is now available online!
Museum International published
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E-newsletter April 2015

ICOM gets ready for the celebration of the International Museum Day 2015!
ICOM & UNESCO united to safeguard Iraqi and Syria cultural heritage
The first Polish Congress for museum professionals
A new annual conference season waits ahead for ICOM!
Call for Papers for Museum International
ICOM News: Call for Papers
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E-newsletter March 2015

Keep museums open, accessible, and safe!
ICOM-ITC special training workshop in Tanzania on the way
ICOM brings new projects to life!
March 2015: ICOM's expertise requested for the protection of cultural heritage
Underneath ICOM offices, a major archaeological find
Call for Papers for Museum International
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E-newsletter February 2015

Cincinnati and Kyoto bid to host ICOM’s 25th General Conference in 2019
50 years later, a new recommendation for museums
Preparation for a new workshop at the ICOM-ITC Training Centre in Beijing
New publications within the ICOM network
The printed version of ICOM News is back!
MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS, Vol. 67 No. 267-268 - Museums, heritage and capacity building
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E-newsletter December 2014 - January 2015

The 2015 ICOM calendar of events is out!
Syrian heritage at the heart of ICOM's activities last December
An excellent start for Milan 2016
The ICOM network is ready to launch new projects in 2015
A successful training for museums professionals in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia)
The December issue of ICOM News magazine is available online!
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ICOM Enewsletter November 2014

E-newsletter November 2014

Learning in Museums: Educators benefit from another ICOM-ITC workshop
Another productive meeting of ICOM’s International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods
ICOM President Hans-Martin Hinz in Lviv for ICOM Ukraine's annual meeting
Time to start preparing for International Museum Day 2015!
Running a museum is ten years old
ICOM General Director travels to the 84th ICCROM Council in Rome
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E-newsletter October 2014

ICOM works to promote scientific culture
ICOM further confirms its commitment in Egypt
ICOM supports the Museu da Maré in Rio de Janeiro, threatened by eviction
ICOM’s annual meeting season will soon come to a close.
ICOM-CC Triennial Conference in Melbourne, September 2014
ICOM News 2015: Call for contributions
ICOM revives Museum International

E-newsletter September 2014

ICOM offers assistance to Egyptian museums and museum professionals
ICOM President receives Order of Merit
Museums and Politics, International ICOM Conference, September 2014 - Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg
A new city museum opens its doors in Djenné, Mali
Another month full of exchanges and meetings
Publications: Declaração de princípios de documentação em museus e Diretrizes internacionais de informação sobre objetos de museus: categorias de informação do Comitê Internacional de Documentação
Publications: ICOM News Vol. 67 No. 3

E-newsletter July/August 2014

Museum International
ICOM applauds Burkina Faso’s support for museums and culture
Emergency Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding of Iraq's Cultural Heritage
Meetings of ICOFOM, ICOM France, ICOM Italy and CIMUSET
2014 laureate of the Museum Horizon Award
Upcoming meetings of ICOM Committees in 2014
Communicating the Museum
Publication: Minutes of the General Assembly
Publication: ICOM News 2014: Call for contributionsPublication: 2015 AAM Annual Meeting session proposal
Publication: General Report of ICOM’s 23rd General Conference

E-newsletter June 2014

A German Version of ICOM’s Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects
ICOM and ICCROM sign a Statement of Cooperation
ICOM Annual Meetings 2014 in Paris
Brazilian museums join the celebration of the 2014 World Cup
Early Bird registration for ICOM-CC’s 17th Triennial Conference
Annual Meetings of ICOMON, CIMUSET and ICLM
The Best in Heritage 2014, 25-27 September, Dubrovnik
Publication: ICOM’s 2013 Annual Report

E-newsletter May 2014

ICOM Annual Meetings 2014
International Museum Day 2014
UMAC resolution on university collections
Turkey’s Museum of Innocence wins the 2014 European Museum of the Year Award
37th Annual ICOFOM Symposium
CIMAM 2014 Travel Grant Program
Portrait of the ICOM new Director General: Anne-Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine

E-newsletter April 2014

Launch of ICOM’s International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods
Second training workshop of the ICOM International Training Centre in Beijing
ICOM to co-publish Museum International
HERE AFRICA, Contemporary Africa as seen through the Eyes of its Artists
ICOM News 2014: Call for contributions

E-newsletter March 2014

The Blue Shield’s Statement on Ukraine
ICOM President speaks at Heritage First! in Athens
AVICOM FIAMP.2014 festival
The Musée de Maroc Telecom pays tribute to retired female phone operators
International Museum Day 2014
Call for Papers for Museum International Vol 64 No 3-4

ICOM E-newsletter February 2014

E-newsletter February 2014

Assessment mission in Egypt
Celebrating 200 years of museum work in India
Training seminar in Mali
The musée des Confluences project
Follow @IcomOfficiel on Twitter!
ICOM News 2014: call for contributions

E-newsletter January 2014

The year 2013 was marked by numerous international events, museum openings, new projects, and exciting technological developments. It was a successful year for many museums, with visitor numbers surpassing expectations in various areas around the world, but it was also a time of budget cuts and financial difficulty for many museums, and one of instability for cultural heritage in regions of conflict. ICOM has chosen to dedicate this month’s newsletter to an overview of some of the years’ most notable developments.

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