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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 3 August 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government advice, including: Face coverings will be mandatory in museums and galleries in England from 8 August. Details have been announced on how £880 million of the government’s £1.57 billion ...
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Wed 5 August, 2pm BST, ICOM Webinar: Local Communities Strengthening Museums

ICOM is pleased to announce the webinar “Local Communities Strengthening Museums”: an open online debate regarding the current relationship between museums and local communities, proposing actions and activities recently implemented in different areas of the world. The webinar aims to emphasize the crucial role that local communities can play towards ...
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Cultural Heritage Protection post-COVID: Development Strategies, Thurs August 6, 2020 at 16:00 BST

The British Council, DCMS and V&A are delighted to invite you to join us for the fourth session of our new interactive workshop series exploring how international development and cultural heritage protection can learn from each other to build back better in a post-Covid landscape. Hosted by the V&A’s Culture in Crisis ...
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Event Coordinator contract for 2021 Working Internationally Festival – deadline for applications Thurs 13 August

ICOM UK is looking to appoint a part-time, freelance Event Coordinator to deliver the first online Working Internationally Festival in March 2021. For several years the Working Internationally Conference, organised in collaboration with National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC), has been a key event for ICOM UK, attracting over 100 delegates in ...
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Welsh Government Updated Guidance on Coronavirus

The Welsh Government coronavirus regulations have been updated to take account of the announcements made as part of the latest 21 day review – read the First Minister’s press release (31 July) in full on Gov.Wales. You can find the updated guidance below: What you and businesses can and cannot do during ...
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ICOM UK members can visit Barbican Art Gallery exhibitions for free

Barbican Art Gallery reopened in July and ICOM UK members can visit the current exhibition Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography for free until Sunday 23 August.  ICOM UK members can also book for the Barbican Art Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition Michael Clark: Exhibition, which opens to the public on 7 October 2020. Booking Process ...
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New support: Reopening Recommendations for inclusive practice in the Heritage and Cultural Sector

DCN (Disability Collaborative Network) and EMBED with the University of East Anglia and other contributors have created a free resource to support organisations in their decision making to ensure that their offer in the post-lockdown society is intersectionally inclusive. It considers potential barriers faced by disabled visitors and offers solution-based guidance ...
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Picasso show sells out before it even reopens—but Royal Academy of Arts is still making a loss

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/royal-academy-of-arts-sells-out-before-it-even-reopens-but-is-still-making-a-loss The London institution has reopened after four months of coronavirus lockdown but under very different circumstances. The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London reopened on 9 July, after nearly four months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all tickets ...
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Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/dutch-museums-begin-journey-to-decolonisation Cultural institutions from Amsterdam to Utrecht will work together to advance diversity and inclusion in programming, audiences and staff. The Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’s national museum of art and history, is preparing a major slavery exhibition spanning four continents and three centuries. A ...
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How Chinese Museums Closed and Reopened During COVID-19

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museum (AAM) https://www.aam-us.org/2020/07/10/how-chinese-museums-closed-and-reopened-during-covid-19/ What Chinese museums did during their month-long closure Almost all Chinese museums closed immediately on January 24, only one day after the city of Wuhan locked down, to reduce the risk of infection in crowded places. Beginning in early ...
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