Curated Reading List: November 2023

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Between the end of Autumn and the start of the holiday season November is always a very interesting heritage month! Here are our picks for the month:


Introducing a new series of ICOM UK articles – Safeguarding Collections in Museums

Bombing of Gaza has damaged or destroyed more than 100 heritage sites, NGO report reveals

Decolonisation/Conflict/Looting/Illicit Trafficking/Repatriation

Under Pressure, Emory’s Art Museum Admits Some of Its Antiquities ‘Were Looted’ 

International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property

UNESCO plans a virtual museum of stolen objects

British Museum unveils five-year plan to fully digitise collection

Sustainability & Climate

European museums unite in commitment to climate action at NEMO European Museum Conference

Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis

UK museums agree to collective action to tackle the climate crisis

Financial Support

European Parliament proposes budget increase for the 2024 Creative Europe programme

(Back in Septmber the EU proposed a 40 million budget cut)

Heritage sector receives over £1m to tackle workforce Issues

Creative Access Announce 2023-24 Steering Group Cohort

Interesting Reads

Creative Museum Marketing Ideas

Europe’s Common Data Space for Cultural Heritage

Exploring Historical Australian Expeditions with Time-Layered Cultural Maps


The Routledge International Handbook of Heritage and Politics



“Respect in museums: inclusive practices, co-creation, restitution and more”  Call for ICOM-ITC grants.

Call for Papers – Transnational Island Museologies, 5 – 7 June 2024, University of St Andrews

Display Europe Call for Applications

MDNE & MDY emergency preparedness & response survey 2023

Horizon Europe training courses

Job: Heritage Protection Assistant ICOM

Job: Curator/Senior Curator, Americas National Museum Of Scotland

Job: Conservation Scientist English Heritage


to look forward to!

International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management AIMAC 

Online Conference: Crafting Experiences in Museums: Physical or Digital?


Digital heritage leadership briefing: artificial intelligence (AI)

Resource consultation – developing a procedures manual

First International Conference of the Histories of Anthropologies: Online Conference Program Announced

The Ecclesiastical Heritage Heroes Awards 2023 Webinar

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Live Webinar: Understanding and Approaching An Old Problem An Old Problem

Discussion on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

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