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DCMS Coronavirus Bulletin for the Museums and Galleries Sector 4 May 2021

Below is a link to download the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector containing links to government information and advice, including: The latest on the Government’s plans for covid certification. COVID-status certification will not be required at step 2 and 3 of the roadmap. The Government has ...
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Third ICOM survey – Museums and Covid-19 – deadline 15 May

One year after ICOM’s first survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on museums and museum professionals, the long-term consequences on the sector are still uncertain. To gather further information on how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is impacting and will affect the museum sector in the short and long term, ...
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Call for proposals for representatives of the National Committees, International Committees and Regional Alliances on the Working Group on Statutes and Rules

In parallel with the External Review process, which will run until November 2021, the ICOM Executive Board would now like to begin the process of reviewing ICOM’s Statutes and Rules. Since the most recent version of the Statutes was approved in 2017, new circumstances have arisen, and ICOM has undergone ...
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Reading List for International Museum Day 2021

For International Museum Day 2021, ICOM has curated a reading list from Museum International and ICOM Voices to explore four topics around the main theme The Future of Museums: Recover and Recreate. Digital transformation (focus: education) Museum educators are among the most affected by the pandemic. Digital technologies offer countless opportunities to interact and engage ...
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ICOM-CC – Full Papers & E-posters are Available to Download

Theme: Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation Register at your earliest availability and start your 1-month journey with ICOM-CC. Registration for ICOM-CC virtual conference includes: – 1 month access (from 17 May to 17 June 2021) to all Working Group sessions and video presentations – access to plenary sessions, keynote and International Museum Day event – ...
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Decolonising the archaeology curriculum in schools (KS1-3; GCSE to A-Level)

The CIfA Research and Impact Group are running a two-part workshop which will provide a 1 hour introductory discussion on anti-racism (1 June) followed by a 2 hour workshop where we discuss ideas about decolonising the school curriculum in England (2 June). Register HERE Description Decolonisation and anti-racism are a major issue of ...
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International Museum Day – webinars organised by ICOM UK member Alberts Pincis

ICOM UK member, Alberts Pincis, has organised a series of webinars to celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May 2021.   Saturday 15 May 10.00 – 11.00      ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM: Ad Astra introduced by HE Keith Shannon Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EklJd7-9RXepvUPu8t70zA Darren Priday: The RAF Museum Hampden Restoration Jess Boydon: RAF Stories: a digital online ...
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ICOM US Webinar on 13 May with Lonnie Bunch, ICOM-US Co-Chair and the ICOM-US Museum Definition Task Force

PART 6: WHAT NOW? Thursday 13 May 2021 12pm EST (90 minute program) Museums are often perceived as solid institutions with a slow adjustment to change. What is the future of museums in a fast-changing world of economic uncertainty, social disruption, health challenges and climate change? What is the essence that should define ...
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Coming soon: access to view the complete ICOM-US “What is a Museum? An Exploration in Six Parts” webinar series recordings in celebration of International Museum Day

In celebration of International Museum Day (IMD) ICOM US will be offering special access to view the complete ICOM US webinar series ‘What is a Museum? An Exploration in Six Parts’. ICOM US will offer free access to the recordings, for one week only: May 17-23, 2021.  Don’t miss your chance! More ...
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Museums Used to Pay Huge Fees for Personal Couriers to Travel With Major Loans. New Technology Could Mean They Don’t Have to

This article was first published by artnet news. The acceptance of virtual couriers is rapidly transforming the way artworks travel around the world. Anne Barz, the head registrar at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, spent much of the past few weeks on FaceTime as 26 conservators from all over the world watched her ...
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