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Manchester Museum will be able to house major international exhibitions with £4.2m grant

Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester has received a confirmed grant of £4,215,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major capital project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project will develop and transform the museum by providing new exhibition space, the North’s first South ...
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Survey: Happy Museum goes international

Happy Museum is hoping to widen its community of practice and make international links with organisations also interested in themes of community wellbeing and environmental sustainability. It has therefore launched a scoping exercise to find out what other institutions are doing and if there is a demand for an international network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf02CFkX2i_BOm2s06K4nz7J0Mpxiyg-dTqh6zR6u9UOYUonA/viewform If ...
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Complete the Exhibitions – Going Green Survey 2018 – Ten Years On

The Sustainable Exhibitions for Museums (SEFM), invite you to complete the on-line Exhibitions – Going Green Survey 2018 – Ten Years On, through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H87R7GP SEFM is a UK-based informal network of museum and gallery professionals who want to promote and encourage sustainability in all we do in this field, ...
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Check Out the World’s Largest Archive Digitally Preserving At-Risk Heritage Sites

Ben Kacyra decided to use technology to found CyArk, a non-profit with a mission to preserve cultural heritage sites so that other sites could never be completely obliterated. Now, CyArk has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to launch an online library of its cultural heritage sites. Called ...
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Connecting Scotland through a Travelling Gallery

In celebration of International Museum Day 2018 and Travelling Gallery’s 40th anniversary, we sat down with curator Claire Craig to talk about the gallery’s unique approach to outreach, community engagement and creating exhibitions for new audiences. What actually is the Travelling Gallery? The Travelling Gallery exists on a purpose-built bus that tours ...
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Diversity in the Museum Workforce

Building on the New Approaches theme of International Museum Day 2018, we consider some of the statistics of diversity within the museum workforce, and question what new steps could be taken to ensure diversity is not a one-time project, but becomes a continued movement towards reshaping the future. The case for ...
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The Design Museum, London wins European Museum of the Year Award 2018

The award is organised by the NEMO partner European Museum Forum (EMF) in collaboration with the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The EMYA and the Council of Europe Museum Prize are the longest running and most prestigious museum awards in Europe. The 2018 winners and ...
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Black Cultural Archives responds to the Windrush scandal

Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, the only heritage site dedicated to the African-Caribbean British story, has responded to the Windrush scandal following publicity about the large number of people deported or threatened with deportation to the Caribbean after lifetimes in the UK. The archive is hosting one-to-one sessions with a team ...
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From ghost boats to water treasures, museums seek to spur climate action

As world leaders increasingly face up to the fallout of climate change, curators are planning a new wave of museums, devoted to what many consider a defining issue of the times. From Germany to Denmark, Hong Kong to Canada, talk of climate museums is on the rise. In 2015 former civil ...
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Registration open for European Registrars Conference, London

http://www.erc2018.org/ The 11th European Registrars Conference (ERC 2018) will take place on 17 – 19 November 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster ERC 2018 will bring together registrars, collection and exhibition managers and colleagues from across the world. The European Registrars Conference takes place every two years and ...
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