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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 4 January

Below is a link to the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: National lockdown: stay at home: 04/01 National lockdown guidance PM announcement on national lockdown Culture Recovery Fund – loans deadline midday Thursday Culture Recovery Fund – ACE fund opens ...
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Engagement Program for International Curators (EPIC) – A call for applications

AAMC Foundation’s Engagement Program for International Curators (EPIC) offers curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural connections and relationship building. Participants gain new perspectives, partake in multi-national conversations, and advance professional skills. The 2021 EPIC program is entirely virtual and will award six International Awardees and six U.S. Liaisons. With ...
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Podcast – Is the future of museums in Africa?

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/podcast/africa-museums The Art Newspaper spoke to museum experts András Szántó and Sonia Lawson.  Plus, Dan Hicks on the legacy of colonial looting and National Gallery curator Christopher Riopelle on the Polish painter Jan Matejko. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
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Museums as First Responders: Museum of Homelessness

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums Blog. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed gaping holes in the systems that should shield communities from harm. Patching the frayed social safety net will require government, private, and non-profit sectors to work together, ...
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New art prize allows London’s National Gallery to tour Dutch masterpiece around UK

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/national-gallery-in-london-to-send-dutch-masterpiece-around-the-uk-with-art-explora-prize-money The National Gallery in London is among the winners of an ambitious new art award funded by the European tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, which will enable its curators to take a Dutch Golden Age masterpiece on tour around Britain. The Art Explora ...
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Somalia seeks to strengthen management of its newly rehabilitated National Museum

This article was first published on the UNESCO website. Following the reopening of Somalia National Museum on 1 July 2020, UNESCO partnered with the Somali Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of Somalia to UNESCO to organize a capacity building ...
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Bengaluru Museum of Art and Photography in India Goes Virtual

This article was first published in The Hindu. The Bengaluru museum’s collection of over 18,000 artworks is now online. Plus, a Museums Without Borders initiative will give access to 50 international institutions. Launched on December 5 with a week-long virtual festival titled Art (is) Life, it features interactive exhibitions with slide shows, ...
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Back to square one at Brazil Museu Nacional

This article was first published by Attractions Management. In September 2018, a fire gutted the 200-year old Brazil Museu Nacional – the biggest natural history museum in Latin America – decimating its collections. In its wake, the team are rebuilding the institution and planning to create a new model for natural ...
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How Rijksmuseum Pivoted To Digital During 2020

This article was first published by MuseumNext. It may have felt like the world came to a grinding halt for large parts of 2020. But against the backdrop of COVID-19, creativity still found a way to express itself and lift our spirits. 2020 has been a tumultuous year for the arts and ...
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Europe’s 12 most endangered heritage sites announced

This article was first published on the Europa Nostra website. Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – and its partner organisation, the European Investment Bank Institute, have announced the 12 most threatened heritage sites in Europe shortlisted for the 7 Most Endangered programme ...
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