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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 12 April 2021

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: Coronavirus restrictions updated today Global Travel Taskforce – approach to safely restarting international travel https://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Coronavirus-bulletin-20210412.pdf   The following PDFs on: 1) Information from HSE – ‘Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions: ...
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London’s Horniman Museum—home to 15 Benin bronzes—announces new ‘transparent procedures’ for looted object requests

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper Could the trickle of museums pledging to return looted art to Africa grow into a flood? Another UK museum says it will now consider restituting objects in its collection seized from Benin City, according to the Daily Telegraph. In a new policy document, the ...
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ICOM CIMCIM – annual conference and call for papers

CIMCIM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Musical Instruments and Music of ICOM Annual Conference 2021 5-9 September, London, Royal College of Music / Horniman Museum and Gardens, London Post conference trip: 10-11 September, St. Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland http://cimcim.mini.icom.museum/what-we-do/cimcim-annual-meeting-2021/   Global Crises and Music Museums: representing music after the pandemic The COVID19 pandemic has ...
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A Strange Queer Body: the Museum of Sexual Diversity in São Paulo, Brazil

This ICOM Voices article is an extract from the opening article of the latest issue of Museum International, on LGBTQI+ Museums. In his contribution, ‘A Strange Queer Body: the Museum of Sexual Diversity in São Paulo, Brazil’, Franco Reinaudo takes us on an inspiring journey of LGBTQI+ activism in his native ...
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Museums and New Business Models

This article was original published on the ICOM website.  It is written by Jamie Larkin (Assistant Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries, Chapman University, USA) and Paul Burtenshaw (International Heritage Consultant). Covid-19 has upended many aspects of museums’ established business models. Typically, museums in neo-liberal economies have focused on monetising the ...
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National Museums NI’s ‘Museum on the Move’ remote learning programme

This article was first published by Coleraine Times. National Museums NI’s ‘Museum on the Move’ remote learning programme is bringing a virtual museum experience to children and young people in schools throughout Coleraine and Ballymoney. The programme is an exciting and multi-layered alternative to a museum visit. It combines live and interactive ...
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Parallel loan exhibits on ancient mining start in Iran and Germany

This article was first published by The Tehran Times The opening ceremonies were conducted online simultaneously at the National Museum of Iran, and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (The German Mining Museum in Bochum). The exhibition hosted by the German Mining Museum in Bochum is titled “Death in Salt, an Archaeological Narrative of the ...
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ICOM ICMAH Call for papers: Museum Environments International Conference

Museum Environments: Challenges and Opportunities   14-15 December 2021  Cairo, Egypt  The conference is organized by the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, and Smart Urban Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford, United Kingdom. The conference aims at presenting and sharing best practices in museology and mobile heritage conservation. In addition, it addresses ...
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33% of museums worldwide face layoffs, 6% at risk of closure, key ICOM UAE webinar hears

This article was first published by Gulf News ICOM-UAE held a webinar on April 7 to discuss future of museums amidst the pandemic. One-third of the world’s museums face downsizing while six per cent could close permanently because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a webinar organised by the UAE committee of ICOM heard ...
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TaNC International Webinar Series: CulturaItalia & Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, 21 April, 09:00 – 10:00 BST

TaNC International Webinar Series: CulturaItalia & Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek Wednesday 21st April 2021 | 09:00-10:30 BST The Towards a National Collection Directorate is pleased to announce the second instalment in our International Seminar Series: Building a National Collection. On 21st April speakers from CulturaItalia and Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, will share how they developed ...
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