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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 11 January 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: Regulations for national lockdown Grants to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors Clarification on when a security operative is considered to be a “critical ...
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EU-UK Trade Agreement: Newsletter 8 January

The UK signed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU on 24 December 2020.  Below is a link to download the latest newsletter with information on it, as well as slides from HMRC on the movement of goods, from BEIS on business travel to the EU, EEA and Switzerland, ...
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Update documents from UK-EU Free Trade Agreement Outcome Webinar on 6 January

Below is additional information following the UK-EU FTA Outcome Webinar hosted by DCMS on 6 January 2020. DfT – Specialist Haulage Slides attached. HMRC – Borders and Customs Slides attached. FTA explainer – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agreements-reached-between-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-and-the-european-union Link to help and support pages which features detail on HMRC webinars and how to register/watch – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-uk-transition Information on to contact the ...
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Book now for members-only webinar on Tues 19 January, 08:30 – 09:30 GMT

A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for a new series of online conversations for museum and gallery professionals in the UK and around the world to connect and share experiences in the current context of ...
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Booking open for 2021 Working Internationally Conference for ICOM UK members

ICOM UK members can book a free place for the 2021 Working Internationally Conference taking place online 16-18 March 2021. Each year ICOM UK, in partnership with NMDC, organises the one-day Working Internationally Conference. 2021 will be a little different. The Conference is a 3-day online event, with each day focussing ...
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Interview with Mohamed Mokhtar, curator at the Abdeen Palace Museum, Cairo, Egypt

As part of our series offering ICOM UK members the opportunity to know more about museums and heritage around the world, Claire Messenger, ICOM UK committee member, talks to Mohamed Mokhtar, curator at the Abdeen Palace Museum, Cairo.   Hello Mohamed and thank you for talking to ICOM UK members.  Could you ...
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ICOM-US Webinar Series: Part 2: The Function of Collecting

WHAT IS A MUSEUM?  AN EXPLORATION IN SIX PARTS Webinar Series Join your museum colleagues to discuss what makes a museum, a museum. The very core of our existence is being questioned today both within the museum field and the broader society. We are at a transformative moment in the history of ...
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Covid-19: Stars back ‘under threat’ People’s History Museum

This article was first published by the BBC. Stars including Sir Ian McKellen, Melvyn Bragg and Julie Hesmondhalgh are backing a campaign to secure the future of an at risk museum due to Covid-19. The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester said it has lost more than £200,000 since England’s first lockdown ...
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The Musée du Louvre—the world’s most popular art museum—saw 72% drop in visitors last year

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. Despite kicking off 2020 with a record-breaking Leonardo exhibition, like many museums around the world, the Parisian institution was adversely affected by coronavirus lockdowns. A year ago, the Musée du Louvre was in the midst of a record-breaking Leonardo exhibition that looked likely to push ...
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You can do virtual tours of almost every major London museum and gallery

This article was first published in Time Out and was written by Eddy Frankel. Life without art and museums is just a whole lot of Netflix and cheap lager, that’s what self-isolation has taught me. Good heavens, I miss museums. The smell, the light, the people, the ART. I really miss ...
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