Curated Reading List: May 2023

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May was an awesome month for Local Approach! Launchig our collabortion with APAC, with their wonderful articles, and we are now CHARTER Alliance Community members (more on that below)! 

As for content around heritage, May did not disappoint with interesting articles and events all around! Have a gander and let us know what picked your interest the most!

Heritage Management

Cultural Engagement and Mechanisms of Actions 

New technological approaches to hybrid and remote guided tours 

War has shown Ukrainians – and the rest of us – why museums are so important for telling our stories 

Understanding the needs of disabled artists 


Drought in Iraq Reveals 3,400-Year-Old City

US man returns antiquities to Italy after reading Guardian report on looted relics 

L’un des objets restitués à la Grèce serait un faux connu  

That Parthenon chat

Declassified documents on Parthenon Marbles reveal rift between UK government and British Museum 

L’Autriche pourrait restituer deux fragments du Parthénon 

Interesting Reads

Pericles & the Restoration of the Athenian Agora (The ancient heritage management)

A History of Creative Commons 

Ten Great Ancient Mesopotamian Women 

A Newly Digitized Logbook Documents Life and Death on a Slave Trading Ship 

Minerva [For our internal international museum day celebration ;)]


Museums: register your event on the IMD 2023 interactive map!

F-ATLAS Conference: Franciscan Observance Landscapes

Communities for Heritage – sharing journeys of exploration and action by communities across Ireland 

To do:

Launch of the ICOM Global Survey on Collections in Storage! 


Ethnographies of Deservingness Unpacking Ideologies of Distribution and Inequality 



Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project – International Summer School 2023 


Call for Projects: Solidarity in times of crisis 


Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Agent-Based Modelling for Conservation 

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Conservation Science 


PhD Studentship: Machine Learning for Mapping Habitat Histories with the National Trust 

Compton Job Vacancies  

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