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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 20 April

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: Museums and galleries to reopen in Scotland from Monday 26 April Reopening outdoor hospitality safely Updated Staying Covid secure notice https://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Coronavirus-bulletin-20210420-2.pdf
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Call for ICOM UK Committee Members

We are seeking up to five new ICOM UK Committee Members as Trustees and Directors of ICOM UK, a registered charitable company in the UK.  The new Committee Members will help ICOM UK develop and deliver the strategy to support UK museums working internationally and connect members to the global ...
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Save the Date! 2021 ICOM UK AGM Online – 10 June 2021

The ICOM UK 2021 AGM will take place online, 12:00 – 14:00 BST on Thursday 10 June 2021. Please save the date in your diary.  The agenda, process for voting etc will be shared with all members in mid-May. If you have any questions about the AGM, contact us at uk.icom.museum@gmail.com  
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2021 Working Internationally Conference videos now available to ICOM UK members and conference delegates

The 2021 Working Internationally Conference took place online 16 – 18 March 2021. The recordings of the conference sessions are now available to ICOM UK members and conference delegates on ICOM UK’s YouTube channel via private links until 30 June 2021.  Exclusive access to the conference session recordings is one of ...
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International Museum Day 2021 (18 May): The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine

ICOM selects each year for International Museum Day a theme that is at the heart of the concerns of society. With the theme “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”, International Museum Day 2021 invites museums, their professionals and communities to create, imagine and share new practices of (co-)creation of value, ...
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ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group Virtual Interim Meeting – Virtual Courier Oversight, 28 April, 16:00 BST

ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group Virtual Interim Meeting Virtual Courier Oversight in 2020-2021 28 April 2021, 16:00 BST (London) ICOM-CC (International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation) Paintings Working Group is pleased to announce a programme, entitled Virtual Courier Oversight in 2020-2021. With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many conservators working for ...
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Museums Reopening: Revised Guidance

As many indoor museums plan towards reopening in late May 2021, it is worth emphasising the guidance that is out there to help support this process. Take a look at The National Museum Director’s Council guidance, which has recently been updated to reflect the latest circumstances. Additional resources are available on the ...
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Unesco issues three key recommendations to help museums following report that reveals scale of Covid-19 crisis

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. Among the innumerable concerns expressed by international institutions are loss of public funding, threats to the security of collections and a decrease in visitors. The Covid-19 crisis has led to a fall in funding for museums worldwide with public subsidies decreasing in 50% ...
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Bayeux Tapestry loan on hold due to poor condition

This article was first published by the Museums Association. The Bayeux Tapestry may be an enduring artefact of shared patrimony between England and France, but its planned loan to the UK in 2022 could be cancelled amid claims of its desperate need for repair. At 70 metres long, the tapestry has been ...
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Royal Mummies Paraded Through Downtown Cairo In Museum Move

This article was first published by NPR. Twenty-two mummified members of ancient Egyptian royalty passed through downtown Cairo in an awe-inspiring parade on Saturday. The event, which drew fanfare to the country’s robust collections of antiquities in an elaborate procession, saw the mummies being relocated from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square ...
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