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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin – 30 March 2020

Below is a link to download a PDF bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector on coronavirus, containing links to government information.  We will publish these updates on the ICOM UK website as we receive them. http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-bulletin-20200330.pdf
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International Museum Day 2020 goes digital!

Message from ICOM: Nothing is stopping #IMD2020 to carry on its values of inclusion and promote the role of museums in society. Visit the IMD website to find all the available materials and don’t forget to add your events to the interactive map. Digital and online events are more than welcome! Send us the material you ...
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Blog from Science Museum Group trip to Pakistan

While none of us are able to travel internationally at the moment, we hope you might enjoy some ‘virtual’ travel via the blogs and reports we will publish over the coming weeks from recent ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant recipients. This week we share a blog written by Henna ...
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How a new museum in Lagos with art fit for a prince hopes to inspire and educate

This article was first published by Quartz Africa https://qz.com/africa/1814341/lagos-shyllon-museum-in-nigeria-hopes-to-inspire-african-art/ For centuries, a vast range of African art has been domiciled outside the continent. As a consequence, African art and history has been mostly debated in conferences and museums in art centers like London and Paris. However in recent years, Nigeria specifically, and ...
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Museums Around the World Are Sharing Their Most Zen Art on Social Media to Help People Relax

This article was first published by Travel + Leisure https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museum-moment-of-zen-hashtag-help-people-relax?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=8be4e65a0c-Dispatches_Mar19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-8be4e65a0c-37422009 Even if you’re stuck at home, you deserve a little zen. As more and more schools, restaurants, and other public places shut down in order to combat the spread of coronavirus, people may find themselves extra anxious about this global outbreak. Of course, spending ...
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Supporting You Through COVID-19

On behalf of the ICOM UK Executive Committee, I wanted to write to say that our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus and express our intention to support museum colleagues in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales through this challenging time. COVID-19 is a global ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin – 23 March 2020

Below is a link to download a PDF bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector on coronavirus, containing links to government information.  We will publish these updates on the ICOM UK website as we receive them. http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-bulletin-20200323.pdf   To see the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 23 March: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-23-march-2020 People will ...
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Looking ahead of the curve: some Chinese museums are starting to re-open

Whilst many of our members’ museums and galleries here in the UK are in the thick of emergency planning, having had to close to the public, we have been looking ahead to find out what happens at the other end of the ‘curve’.  How are museums in China responding to ...
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Will Europe’s museums rise to the challenge of decolonisation?

This article was first published in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2020/mar/07/europe-museums-decolonisation-africa-empire With new museums opening in Africa, and calls for restitution increasing, old institutions are being forced to address the legacies of empire. Anthropology and archaeology were among the most important of the colonial disciplines. They derived their power from the trick of collapsing ...
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With Chinese Museums on Lockdown, Beijing’s X Museum Has Launched a New, Game-Like Way for People to Experience Art Shows at Home

This article was first published on artnet news https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museum-x-beijing-interactive-website-1794816?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=63952dadca-Dispatches_Mar12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-63952dadca-37422009 Museums and art galleries in China have remained closed since late January as the country attempts to curb the spread of coronavirus, but the opportunity to experience art is altogether on lockdown. The newly established X Museum in Beijing, which was forced to ...
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