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Booking open for free members-only webinar on 22 Oct: Leading Digital at a Time of Uncertainty

Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for a new series of online conversations for museum and gallery professionals in the UK and around the world to connect and share experiences in the current context of Covid-19.  This series of online conversations is only open to ...
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Glasgow Life appoints curator focusing on slavery and empire

Glasgow Life, which manages 11 museum sites, has appointed a curator to focus on the city’s links to the slave trade. In his role as curator, legacies of slavery and empire, Miles Greenwood will work with colleagues to create new displays demonstrating how enslaved labour is “woven into the city’s physical ...
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Cultural Centres Sound the Alarm

This article was first published by ENCC https://encc.eu/news/reopening-how-cultural-centres-are-doing After six months of crisis, how are cultural centres doing ? ENCC asked their members throughout Europe, especially those who are regional or national networks of cultural centres, and have a good overview of their members, how they are coping at the start ...
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Ancient sculpture put up for sale in UK to be returned to Iraq

This article was first published in Middle East Eye https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-set-return-ancient-sculpture-secretly-smuggled-out-iraq An ancient sculpture secretly smuggled out of Iraq and put up for sale in the UK is set to be repatriated after a police seizure. The Sumerian temple plaque, dating from about 2,4000 BC was offered for sale as a “western Asiatic ...
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What It Takes to Make Museum Boards More Diverse

This article was first published by artsy.net https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-takes-museum-boards-diverse How Oakland-based sculptor Dana King became a board member at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) seven years ago was unconventional to say the least. In 2012, while hosting a National Philanthropy Day ceremony in San Francisco, she had a chance encounter with ...
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Museums and arts centres have almost as many cafes as Pret, research finds

This article was first published by the Museums Association https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/2020/09/museums-and-art-centres-have-almost-as-many-cafes-as-pret-research-finds/# Arts council report shows vital role cultural institutions play in local economies. There are almost as many museum and arts centre cafes in England as there are Pret A Manger outlets in the UK, according to a new report from Arts Council ...
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Thao Nguyen Phan review – Vietnamese artist has created a lyric poem in moving images that explores colonisation, consumption and the rhythms of nature

This article was first published in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/02/thau-nguyen-phan-review-chisenhale-gallery-london Thao Nguyen Phan’s Becoming Alluvium opens with sound: an outboard motor puttering in the dark. The tea-brown, silt-clouded water of the Mekong appears, gliding beneath the prow of a little boat. Lines from the great poet Rabindranath Tagore’s The Gardener lap the screen, concluding: ...
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DCMS Brexit Transition Period Newsletter 5 Oct 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF Brexit Transition Period Newsletter from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: using personal data in your business the points-based immigration system, and the launch of the Student Route http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Newsletter-Transition-Period-20201005.pdf
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 5 Oct 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing information and links to government advice, including: Guidance on the Job Retention Bonus. Launch of the £25m Weston Culture Fund. Details of the £2.5m Clore Duffield Foundation cultural learning rescue package. #MuseumPassion Day 15 ...
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UK British Council Survey on the sector’s capacity and appetite for international collaboration

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.  Please only complete this if you are working in a UK museum, gallery or contemporary visual arts organisation. Click HERE to complete the survey before FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2020 The purpose of the survey is to help the British Council understand the ...
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