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EU-UK Trade Agreement: Newsletter 12 October

Below is a link to the latest newsletter on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This issue contains information on the following: The launch of the Export Support Service New timetable for introducing border controls Changes to the red list and travel to the UK Scottish touring fund for live music Northern Ireland – voucher available ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 11 Oct 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: New simplified travel rules for England – single red list and rest of the world – fully vaccinated travellers from over 50 countries and ...
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Renew your ICOM UK membership today

The ICOM UK Membership Hub is now open for online applications and renewals for the 2022 membership year. ICOM membership runs on the calendar year.  Renew this autumn to have your 2022 sticker by 1 January 2022. We hope you will continue to make the most of your ICOM membership, which offers ...
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ICOM UK Interview Series: best digital practices of Chinese museums and galleries – Shanghai Museum

In the latest in our series of interviews with international museum professionals, we explore the best digital practices of Chinese museums and galleries. Huaiyuan (Robert) Ren, History and Philosophy of Art Student at the University of Kent and Student and Emerging Professionals Representative at ICOM UK, interviews Liu Jian at the ...
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Glasgow Design a Climate Museum challenge

There are thousands of science centres and museums around the world, which help inspire and empower people every day through providing reliable and trusted information. They are a trusted information hub on everything from ancient Egypt to quantum physics. They could also help people have the information and skills to tackle ...
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Informal meet up and temporary WhatsApp group for ICOM UK members attending MA Conference in Liverpool

Are you attending the Museums Association Conference in Liverpool, 8 – 10 November?  If so, let us know so we can organise an informal meet up during the conference for ICOM UK members. This year’s Museums Association Conference might be the first time many museum professionals will have the opportunity to ...
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What is COP26, and how does it relate to museums?

In 1992, the world’s governments committed to address the rapidly growing threat of global climate change by adopting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Convention came into force in 1994. Since then, governments have met annually to monitor progress, evaluate what further action is needed, and agree ...
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Museums and AI Applications (MAIA) Survey

The University of Manchester is conducting the Museums and AI Applications (MAIA) Survey to investigate the uptake and use cases concerning AI applications in museums globally. Complete the survey at https://www.qualtrics.manchester.ac.uk/jfe/form/SV_8vRx0C8jnMue75k
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12 cultural relics retrieved from the US transferred to Tibet Museum

This article was first published in the Global Times. China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration announced at a video conference that it would transfer 12 cultural relics and artworks retrieved from the US to the Tibet Museum in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. According to Chinese experts, the 12 artifacts date to the ...
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Why Joint Acquisitions May Be the Way Forward for Cash-Strapped Museums

This article was first published by ARTnews. It didn’t take long for visitors to Dia:Beacon to fall for Sam Gilliam’s vibrantly colored abstract painting Double Merge (1968), an enormous canvas cascading from the ceiling, when it went on display two years ago, on long-term loan from a private collector. “It is beloved by our audience,” said ...
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