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London exhibitions: 3 must-visit events celebrating Black women

This article was first published in Stylist https://www.stylist.co.uk/travel/experiences/london-exhibitions-black-artists-photography/428113 In a society engineered for white people, there is no end of barriers for those who aren’t. We see it in almost every industry. For example, in the education system where 83% of teachers are white or how Black-owned businesses are twice as likely to be rejected ...
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UNESCO launches the “Li Beirut” initiative to support education, putting culture and heritage at the heart of reconstruction efforts

This article was first published by the Inter Press Service news agency http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/09/unesco-launches-li-beirut-initiative-support-education-putting-culture-heritage-heart-reconstruction-efforts/ The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on Thursday 27 August launched an international fund raising appeal, Li Beirut (For Beirut in Arabic), to support the rehabilitation of schools, historic heritage buildings, museums, galleries and the creative economy, all of which ...
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Six African heritage sites under threat from climate change

This article was first published by the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54158901 From rock art in southern Africa to pyramids along the River Nile, humans have been leaving their mark across the continent for millennia. But extreme weather events, the rise in sea levels and other challenges associated with the changing climate are threatening to ...
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Much-awaited Pan-African Heritage World Museum in Ghana launched

This article was first published by Ghana Web https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Much-awaited-Pan-African-Heritage-World-Museum-in-Ghana-launched-1066219 Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has inaugurated one of the most important projects of cultural and historical significance of our time — the Pan-African Heritage World Museum. A brainchild of Kojo Yankah, the founder of the African University College of Communications in Ghana, the ...
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The Smithsonian and the V&A Abandon a Highly Anticipated Plan to Jointly Curate a Gallery in London

This article was first published by artnet news https://news.artnet.com/art-world/smithsonian-victoria-albert-gallery-canceled-1909437 The Smithsonian Institution and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London are abandoning plans to jointly curate a gallery in the planned V&A East museum, slated to open in East London in 2023. The proposed gallery was expected to draw from both institutions’ permanent ...
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‘The Local Audience Is the Central Audience’: As Tourism Tanks Across the US, Museums Pivot to the Visitors in Their Own Backyards

This article was first published in artnet news https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museums-without-tourists-1908327 Before the shutdown hit New York City museums in March, 70 percent of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s visitors traveled to it from other cities and countries. Now, since the museum’s August 29 reopening, that number has dwindled to just 20 percent, ...
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How can soft power play a deciding role in the UK’s international smart power strategy?

This article was first published by the British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/research-policy-insight/insight-articles/integrated-review-uk-soft-power As the UK Government’s Integrated Review nears its conclusion, Insight explores how soft power can play a deciding role in the UK’s international smart power strategy. A state’s international credibility and capacity to effect change depends as much on diplomacy and the ...
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WIPO Launches Virtual Exhibition on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched “WIPO: AI and IP, A Virtual Experience,” an immersive online exhibition using the latest 360 degree scanning technology to foster a more-comprehensive understanding of the relationship between IP policy and AI and the questions facing policymakers. The exhibition is the first of its kind at ...
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DCMS Brexit Transition Period Newsletter 12 Oct 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF Brexit Transition Period Newsletter from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: the Border Operating System version 2, including: information on moving cultural objects information on CITES information on ATA carnets http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Newsletter-Transition-Period-20201012.pdf
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#museumpassion on 15 October 2020

This article was first published by NMDC https://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/museum-passion/ The BBC – in partnership with the National Museum Directors’ Council, the Museums Association and Art Fund – is calling for for museums across the UK to participate in an event called #MuseumPassion as part of a season highlighting the work of museums. #MuseumPassion will take place ...
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