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24 - 26 February 2017
Building Museums 2017
in Washington, DC
24 - 26 April 2017
"Risk management and HR management"
in Warszaw, Poland
20 - 25 August 2017
ICMS 43rd Annual meeting
in Boston, USA
01 - 07 September 2019
ICMS 44th annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan
in conjunction with the
25th ICOM General Conference