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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus bulletin – 18 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-20200318.pdf  
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Facebook live vidoes from 2020 Working Internationally Conference available online for one month

For those of you not able to attend the 2020 Working Internationally Conference on 12 March at Leeds Art Gallery (LAG), we will soon be sharing the presentations and any speaker notes that we can from the day. Knowing that many delegates would not be able to attend as planned, and ...
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COVID-19: how will it affect museums and what can be done to mitigate the impact?

ICOM UK, along with the Museums Association (MA), is among the museum stakeholders that are having weekly conference calls with the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to share information about the impact that COVID-19 is having on the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.  Over the coming weeks, ...
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Lessons from History: Museums and Pandemics

This article was first published on the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Centre for the Future of Museums blog: https://www.aam-us.org/2020/03/10/lessons-from-history-museums-and-pandemics/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=63952dadca-Dispatches_Mar12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-63952dadca-37422009 Museums around the world are striving to anticipate and respond to the impact coronavirus may have on their communities and their own operations. As you tackle this work in your own ...
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Explore these 11 museums from around the world, all while sitting on your sofa

A Google Arts & Culture team has collaborated to create virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the best museums in the world, and they’re available with just a few clicks from the comfort of your own home. Read the original article and see preview images at https://www.clickorlando.com/features/2020/03/15/explore-these-11-museums-from-around-the-world-all-while-sitting-on-your-couch/   1.) The British ...
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Did you forget to book or can’t attend the Working Internationally Conference on Thursday?

If you can’t attend the 2020 Working Internationally Conference on Thursday 12 March at Leeds Art Gallery, you can still contribute to the discussions remotely. Arran Rees from the ICOM UK Committee will be managing the ICOM UK Twitter account @UK_ICOM and you can ask questions and follow the discussion using ...
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Call for Papers: ICOM ICMAH Annual Conference, Bogota, Colombia

In the last few years, ICOM and its members have reflected upon difficult issues. In 2017 the subject for the international museum day was Contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums, and this year it is going to be Museums for equality: Diversity and Inclusion. This year’s ICMAH’s annual conference intends to contribute ...
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Last few tickets! Book before 5pm on 5 March for the 2020 Working Internationally Conference in Leeds on 12 March

There are a few remaining tickets for the 2020 Working Internationally Conference on Thursday 12 March at Leeds Art Gallery.  Don’t miss out on the UK’s only museums conference with a dedicated international theme.  Book your tickets today at https://wi2020.eventbrite.com  ICOM members can book tickets at the special price of £49 ...
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Multaka-Oxford Study Day: Decolonisation in Action and Cross-Cultural Understanding

Book your ticket for this special Museum Ideas 2020 study day taking place on 15 September at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Places are limited to ensure participants get the most from the day. How can museums and collections be utilised as positive spaces for people to connect across communities and contribute to ...
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ICOM UK AGM papers + register before 11 March to attend

The ICOM UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place 13:25 – 13:55 on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Leeds Art Gallery. The agenda and all of the papers for the AGM are available on the ICOM UK website https://uk.icom.museum/about-us/icom-uk/annual-general-meetings/ You can register to attend the AGM at https://icomukagm2020.eventbrite.com If you can’t attend the AGM and ...
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