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2021 UK-China Connections through Culture Grants

For over 16 years, the British Council has run a well-established Connections through Culture programme, which enables collaboration between creative and cultural professionals in China and the UK. Through brokering connections and offering travel grants, CtC has enabled over 370 creative and cultural professionals to see one another’s work, exchange ...
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The UK’s soft power at this turning point in time

This article was first published by the British Council.  Read the full article HERE. There’s never been a better time to be in the business of cultural relations. And there’s never been a harder time. This edition of Insight touches on just a few of those challenges: the human family’s ability ...
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The Thorny Ethics of Displaying Egyptian Mummies to the Public

This story was originally published in Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration by Atlas Obscura. Mummy exhibits are big draws for museums, but curators are grappling with issues of cultural and racial sensitivity. In 1823, the chief surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, John Warren, prepared to autopsy a 2,500-year-old corpse. ...
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UK/Australia Season 2021-22

The British Council is delighted to preview the UK/Australia Season, launching in both countries in August 2021. In collaboration with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a multidisciplinary programme is presented, showcasing the diverse and vibrant arts sectors in the UK and Australia. The Season’s theme ‘Who Are We ...
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NSW Budget commits $1.3 Billion to arts and culture

This article was first published by ArtsHub. In a funding bonanza, NSW Government commits $1.3 billion to the arts, including a $40 million blockbuster exhibitions, a new cultural precinct, and much needed operational funding to settle in new infrastructure projects. A funding bonanza of more than $1.3 billion will create jobs and ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 12 July 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: Social distancing measures will end Facemasks will no longer be mandatory, although they are recommended in certain situations. There will be no limits on gatherings Businesses will ...
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WI2021 Conference Session Recordings Available on ICOM UK’s YouTube Channel

The session recordings from the 2021 Working Internationally Conference are now publicly available on ICOM UK’s YouTube channel. Day 1 Session 1: In Conversation – Richard Benjamin, Head of International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool, and Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort Project, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, discuss pushing for sector ...
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Sector guidance on retaining Covid-19 precaution measures after 19th July

From 19th July, subject to progression to step 4, the government intends to lift the remaining mandatory Covid-19 restrictions in England. In response, some sector bodies have issued statements and guidance for museums on this; these will be updated as further details of government guidance emerges so please keep checking these ...
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The 4th Creative People and Places Conference will take place online from 7 – 9 December, exploring the themes of People Place Power

The People Place Power conference is a meeting place for everyone interested in shifting approaches in inclusive arts and cultural engagement. Through a series of lively provocations, rich conversations, practical workshops and creative elements we will explore and challenge thinking; encourage critical reflection; and share learning on the themes of power, collaboration, co-creation, ...
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Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums Sector Survey

This survey aims to investigate the work that museums and galleries in Scotland are doing, or have recently done, in relation to the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans (chattel slavery), its historical impact and its lasting legacy in Scotland. It is conducted by Rachel Forrest as part of a University of Glasgow ...
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