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DCMS Brexit Transition Period Newsletter 23 November 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF Brexit Transition Period bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: DCMS data toolkit immigration podcast HMRC customer forums http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Newsletter-Transition-Period-20201123.pdf
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 23 November 2020

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 tiers will come into force on Wednesday 2 December. So where reopening is allowed, you can reopen from this date. Tier 1 – people ...
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Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

This article was first published in MENAFN https://menafn.com/1101146675/Climate-crisis-how-museums-could-inspire-radical-action When Victorian tea-merchant Frederick Horniman was looking to build a new home for his extensive collection of natural and cultural artefacts, his own back garden offered the perfect spot. Situated on one of the highest points in London, Surrey Mount – the Horniman ...
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Interview – new curator for legacies of slavery and empire in Glasgow’s museums on addressing colonialism’s impact

This article was first published in The Sunday Post: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/new-curator-for-legacies-of-slavery-and-empire-in-glasgows-museums-on-addressing-colonialisms-impact/ While Glasgow was quick to reap the benefits of the slave trade, it has taken a much longer time for the city to get over what has been described as a “collective amnesia” when it comes to its involvement. But more efforts are being made to acknowledge the ...
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Where next for museums? Four key takeaways from Louvre Abu Dhabi symposium on the post-pandemic future

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/louvre-abu-dhabi-symposium More than 60 museum experts from five continents came together on 16-18 November to participate in Reframing Museums, a virtual symposium organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi and New York University Abu Dhabi. Speakers included the directors of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the ...
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‘We Are Talking About Rebuilding Half a City’: How Beirut’s Cultural Community Is Recovering Three Months After the Deadly Blast

This article was first published in artnet news https://news.artnet.com/art-world/beiruts-cultural-community-recovering-blast-1924420 It’s been just over three months since a pair of explosions ripped through Beirut, leaving the city reeling. Inside the city’s Sursock Museum, an elegant stone and marble colonnade is such an alluring sight—evocative of Beirut’s golden age and the institution’s exemplary collection—that, ...
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UNESCO prepares a capacity building strategy for the protection of underwater cultural heritage in the Africa region

This article was first published in the India Education Diary https://indiaeducationdiary.in/unesco-prepares-a-capacity-building-strategy-for-the-protection-of-underwater-cultural-heritage-in-the-africa-region/ The UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa has launched a desk study and mapping on the current status of training and research on Underwater Cultural Heritage in Africa, which will provide the basis for a capacity building strategy on underwater ...
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Museums playing with China’s youth subcultures: from animal influencers to dancing relics

This article was first published by MuseumNext https://www.museumnext.com/article/museums-playing-with-chinas-youth-subcultures-from-animal-influencers-to-dancing-relics/ How do museums get cute, naughty and playful? Chinese museums have been tackling this question in hopes of appealing to the young audience. Museums in China used to be “temples” to worship history and culture. But in recent years, there has been an ...
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The Missing Pillar – Culture’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

This article was first published by the British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/culture-development/our-stories/the-missing-pillar-sdgs We are thrilled to share a new report – ‘The Missing Pillar‘, which explores the place of culture in the UN Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through research, policy and practice, the report is a tool to increase understanding ...
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Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/the-art-of-incarceration-moma-ps1?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=204155b248-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_09_16_12_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-204155b248-37422009 When Nicole Fleetwood, a professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, began delving into the art that the US prison makes, over a decade ago, most people looked the other way. Whether applying for funding or proposing public ...
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