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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 26 July 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: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings. The government expects and recommends that members of the public continue ...
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Thanks to Arts Emergency, Amie Kirby is doing an online placement with ICOM UK

We’re delighted to welcome Amie Kirby, a student at the University of Manchester, who will be with us for an online work placement 26 – 30 July 2021, thanks to Arts Emergency. We asked Amie to introduce herself to ICOM UK members.   Hi, I’m Amie. I’m a student at the University of ...
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Xilin (Lin) from Leicester University is doing an online placement with ICOM UK

One of the upsides of the pandemic is that ICOM UK has been able to offer online placement opportunities to students and emerging professionals.  Traditionally, such placements have only been open to organisations with a physical office, which has prevented ICOM UK from participating. We’re delighted to welcome Xilin (Lin), a ...
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Booking V&A exhibition tickets with your ICOM card

The V&A has confirmed that ICOM members can book tickets online for temporary exhibitions using their ICOM card for reciprocal entry. Here are instructions on how to do so: Visit the ‘What’s On’ page of the V&A website and select the temporary exhibition you wish to visit. Click on the ‘Get Tickets’ button. Select ...
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NEMO map update shows that museums across all of Europe are open

NEMO has updated its interactive map of museum reopenings and closings and is happy to confirm that all countries across Europe included in the map allow museums to be open. The last country to officially allow all museums to reopen was Italy on 21 June 2021. Most museums in the Balkan ...
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Webinar 28 July: Heritage Lab & Smithsonian Transcription Center (Digital Public Engagement Strategies)

TaNC International Webinar Series: Digital Public Engagement Strategies Wednesday 28th July | 14:00-15:30 BST The Towards a National Collection Directorate is pleased to announce the fourth instalment in our International Seminar Series: Digital Public Engagement Strategies. Next Wednesday speakers from The Smithsonian Transcription Center and The Heritage Lab, will share their digital engagement strategies for engaging ...
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Call for Speakers: Digital Collections Summit – deadline 10 August 2021

MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit 4 – 6 October 2021 Call for Speakers Deadline: 10 August 2021 MuseumNext is a global conference on the future of museums. Since 2009 it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow. Over the past year we have ...
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The Whitworth launches the first Museum-accredited NFT for an exhibition

The Whitworth, in partnership with Vastari Labs, is entering into the emerging world of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to test alternative models of financing social art practice. The first UK museum-accredited NFT has been created as part of the gallery’s major exhibition and research project, Economics the Blockbuster. The NFT image is ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 19 July 2021

Below is a link to download the latest coronavirus PDF bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: The Prime Minister urges caution in Step 4 and calls for all adults to come forward for both vaccine doses. National Museum Directors’ guidance has ...
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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News 14 July 2021

“Next steps towards a future with fewer covid rules” – First Minister Wales will take its next step towards a future with fewer covid legal restrictions as First Minister Mark Drakeford today set out a longer-term plan for the summer. Face coverings to continue to help keep Wales safe Ministers have confirmed face ...
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