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DCMS coronavirus bulletin update: 19 January 22

The Plan B covid measures in England will be removed, and there will be a return to Plan A. PM statement to the House of Commons on COVID-19: 19/01 Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread: updated 19/01   Here is a summary of the changes:   Behaviours It is important to continue with ...
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Job Advert: Commercial Manager, National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI)

Name: Commercial Manager Release date: 18/01/2022 Closing date: 01/02/2022 Location: HQ, Cultra, Northern Ireland Salary: £39,748 – £42,639 per annum. Contracted hours: Full time/permanent 37 hours per week Visit the NMNI website for more information or download the applicant pack HERE.
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DCMS Museums & Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 17 Jan 22

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: England: Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource support – permission to apply request deadline: 12pm (midday) on 18 January 2022 (permission to apply is normally granted ...
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Save the Date: Online 2022 Working Internationally Conference, 7-8 April 2022

2022 Working Internationally Conference: Cynefin – Museum Practice for Future Generations 7-8th April 2022, online You are invited to join the 10th edition of the Working Internationally Conference from 7 to 8 April 2022 organised by ICOM UK in partnership with the National Museum Directors’ Council, the Federation of Museums & Art Galleries ...
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The global network of museums | What is ICOM? Video

Born in 1946, ICOM is the only international NGO representing all the museums of the world, and is the voice of museum professionals on the international stage.
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The Wellcome Collection are delighted to be reopening on 25 January 2022 and Joy exhibition extended

The Wellcome Collection are delighted to be reopening on 25 January 2022. They are also extending the opening of their Joy exhibition until 27 March so you can start the New Year exploring the diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body. To make your visit as ...
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India’s largest art museum to open Islamic gallery

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. The Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, southern India will receive a gallery dedicated to Islamic art by next year. The museum is India’s largest focused on art (and its third largest in total), containing more floor space than either Tate Modern or the ...
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Why Africa’s future museums should forget Western models

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. In 1992, President Alpha Oumar Konaré of Mali declared that Africans needed to “kill” the Western model of the museum. He was addressing the International Council of Museums, of which he was president at the time. Since then, the only real counterpart ...
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Newcastle museum to return Benin bronze stave

This article was first published by The Guardian. A Benin bronze in the collection of a Newcastle museum is to be proactively returned to Nigeria, the latest in a number of repatriations that ratchet up pressure on the British Museum to follow suit. Bosses of the Great North Museum: Hancock announced that it had recently ...
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Competition launched for holistic redevelopment of Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum

This article was first published by MuseumNext. National Museums Liverpool (NML) has launched a competition to transform its International Slavery Museum and neighbouring Maritime Museum in the city’s Royal Albert Dock. NML says that the highlight of the building transformations will be the redevelopment of the former Dock Traffic Office (pictured) built ...
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