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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 1 March

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: The details as to when businesses can reopen. In Step 2 (no earlier than 12 April): outdoor attractions will reopen at museums and galleries. Permitted businesses ...
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Interview with Eric Langham

We continue our interview series by introducing the partners we are working with on this year’s online Working Internationally Conference. Organised in collaboration with NMDC, with support from the British Council and curatorial support from Barker Langham, the conference will take the form of online sessions spread over three days, 16 ...
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Interview with Hannah Crowdy, ICOM UK Committee

This month our interview series is introducing the ICOM UK Committee members who are planning and organising this year’s online Working Internationally Conference. Organised in partnership with NMDC, with support from the British Council and with curatorial support from Barker Langham, the 2021 Working Internationally Conference: Shifting Landscapes, Shifting Perspectives takes the ...
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Register before 11 March to claim your FREE place at the online 2021 Working Internationally Conference, 16-18 March

ICOM UK members have until 17:00 GMT on Thursday 11 March to register for the online 2021 Working Internationally Conference, 16 – 18 March 2021. With short sessions spread out over three days, you’ll have the opportunity to hear speakers from across the UK and the world address three of the ...
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ICOM US webinar series – Part 4: Museums as Influencers

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 museums. Contribute to this critical dialogue in a series ...
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Iraq’s Cultural Museum In Mosul Is On The Road To Recovery

This article was first published by The Smithsonian Magazine. The Mosul Cultural Museum in Iraq burst into global consciousness in February 2015 when ISIS, the extremist, terrorist organization locally known as Daesh, posted videos of its adherents toppling the museum’s ancient statues, smashing artifacts off the wall, burning documents and severely ...
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19th ICOM-CC Triennial Conference, 17 – 21 May 2021, online

The Chinese National Organising Committee for the 2021 ICOM-CC Beijing Conference and ICOM-CC are happy to announce that the 19th ICOM-CC Triennial Conference, Beijing, will be a VIRTUAL EVENT from 17 to 21 May 2021. The website will be constantly updated with programme details. Register now! The early bird deadline for ...
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What’s it like being a woman working in the arts?

This article was first published on the British Museum blog. Hear from a range of women working at the Museum as they shed light on their specialisms, career trajectories and the inspirational power of Rachel Weisz. Sushma Jansari, the Tabor Foundation Curator: South Asia Tell us about your job – what’s a typical ...
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Detroit’s African Bead Museum brightens up an entire city block with art and artifacts

This article was first published by Roadtripper. Iron, rock, wood, and mirrors help tell the story of African culture, heritage, and past at Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum. The museum, nestled in the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, is a bright spot in an area that has been battered by years of ...
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How the Louvre Is Protecting Its Cultural Treasures Against Extreme Weather

This article was first published by The Smithsonian Magazine. Spurred by flooding linked to climate change, the Paris museum is relocating a third of its collection to a new conservation center. The most-visited museum in the world is shipping away a third of its collection. As Elaine Sciolino reports for the New York Times, the Musée ...
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