Discovering Degas at The Burrell Collection

This article was first published by Glasgow Life. A new blockbuster exhibition showcasing Sir William Burrell’s complete collection of prized works by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917) will open at The Burrell Collection on Friday 24 May 2024. Discovering Degas: Collecting in the Age of William Burrell is the first-time visitors can marvel at all 23 Degas works […]

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UKRI Announces £70 Million Fund for University Museums and Collections

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced that museums and collections from 21 higher education institutes will receive a share of £14 million until 2030. Those set to receive funding include the Museum of Design in Plastics (Arts University Bournmouth), Hatton Gallery (Newcastle University), Petrie Museum (University College London), Kettles Yard (University of Cambridge) […]

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Historic England publishes new guidance on why diversity matters on heritage boards

This article was first published by Historic England. Historic England is developing a suite of resources for heritage organisations of all sizes to develop the diversity of their board and build a more sustainable and resilient heritage sector for the future. Diversity at board level can help organisations be resilient and sustainable, and make and […]

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A War for Sudan’s Identity: The Loss and Destruction of Culture and Heritage

This article was first published by The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. Millions of people have fled their homes in Sudan, leaving with very little. They left behind personal belongings, memories, photo albums, documents, certificates, and even documents proving land and property ownership. The Sudan Heritage Protection Initiative (SHPI) has been tracking the destruction to heritage […]

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Louvre considers moving the Mona Lisa

This article was first published by W Magazine. The Louvre is eyeing a new home for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. According to a new report, the museum’s crown jewel is at the center of renovation plans aimed at quelling “disappointment” over the artwork’s crowded viewing experience. “We don’t welcome visitors very well in this room, so […]

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Human Rights Watch issues new report on the impact of war on cultural heritage

This article was first published by Human Rights Watch. There has been growing awareness and concern about the damage and destruction that armed conflict inflicts on cultural heritage. Such heritage ranges from ancient archaeological sites to modern exemplars of architecture, world-renowned monuments to regional museums, places of religious worship to centers for artistic performance. Cultural […]

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Two men charged over felling of Sycamore Gap tree

This article was first published by The Guardian. Police have charged two men in their 30s over the felling of the Sycamore Gap tree last September. Daniel Michael Graham, 38, and Adam Carruthers, 31, both from Cumbria, have been charged with criminal damage to the tree and to a neighbouring part of Hadrian’s Wall, which […]

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European Museum of the Year Award 2024 presented to the Sami Museum

ICOM UK sends congratulations to the Sámi Museum Siida, Finland, which has won the European Museum of the Year Award 2024. The Sámi Museum Siida is the only museum in Finland to actively collect Sámi cultural heritage by preserving, safeguarding, and presenting Sámi tangible and intangible cultural heritage and conducting collections-based research. The museum, founded […]

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