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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 28 July 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government advice, including: The guidance on face coverings for England has been published. ACE’s National Lottery Project Grants have reopened for applications The Scottish Government has announced a £4m fund to ...
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Welsh Government COVID-19 News 24 July 2020

Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further in Wales:  Cinemas, museums and beauty salons can reopen from Monday 27 July as Wales’ coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed. Tourism and hospitality businesses: guidance for a phased reopening Test, trace, protect: multilingual information about coronavirus symptoms, testing and contact tracing Business Wales Tool Kit: Practical resources to ...
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Event Coordinator contract for 2021 Working Internationally Festival – deadline for applications Thurs 13 August

ICOM UK is looking to appoint a part-time, freelance Event Coordinator to deliver the first online Working Internationally Festival in March 2021. For several years the Working Internationally Conference, organised in collaboration with National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC), has been a key event for ICOM UK, attracting over 100 delegates in ...
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Save the Date: Webinar with Naomi Korn – Museums and Intellectual Property (IP) in an international context

ICOM UK is collaborating with Naomi Korn Associates to bring you a free webinar on Museums and Intellectual Property (IP) in an International Context. The webinar takes place on Thursday 3 September 2020 at 11am BST.  As places are limited, ICOM UK members will receive priority booking.  ICOM UK Members will receive ...
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Mission to save London’s smallest museums: Curators on how independent museums are responding to the pandemic

This article was first published by the Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/independent-museums-london-coronavirus-a4433886.html Every week since lockdown began, Celine Luppo McDaid and her husband have conducted an inspection of the Dr Johnson’s House museum behind Fleet Street. McDaid is the live-in curator of the museum, dedicated to 18th-century lexicographer and literary giant Samuel Johnson. “The ...
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“Pay As You Stay” – an alternative pricing model for museums?

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums Blog https://www.aam-us.org/2020/07/15/pay-as-you-stay-an-alternative-pricing-model-for-museums/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=2e92c9b0d8-Dispatches_July16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-2e92c9b0d8-37422009 This year’s TrendsWatch cites buy-ahead pricing as one tool for enhancing revenue and managing attendance. In today’s guest post, Managing Director Tom Schoessler tells us how the Weserburg Museum tried flipping that model, ...
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Tullie House Responds to Life Post Lockdown with the reopening of the Treasures of China exhibition

This article was first published by the Cumbria Crack https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2020/07/16/tullie-house-responds-to-life-post-lockdown/ Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery received over 200 visitors on its first day of reopening after lockdown restrictions were eased. Since then, the museum has seen a steady stream of visitors ready to appreciate the beautiful gardens and sample the ...
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V&A Director – With a renewed mission, museums can play a vital role in our recovery

This article was first published in the Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/with-a-renewed-mission-museums-can-play-a-vital-role-in-our-recovery-a4423291.html Unvisited museums “dwindle into very sleepy and useless institutions,” thought Henry Cole, the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He, like me, loved our South Kensington galleries brimful of families, tourists, artists, and mooching teenagers. How sad he would be to see ...
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Las Vegas Natural History Museum providing touchless interaction for new exhibit

This article was first published by KTNV Las Vegas https://www.ktnv.com/positivelylv/dining-and-entertainment/las-vegas-natural-history-museum-providing-touchless-interaction-for-new-exhibit?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=230753e0e8-Dispatches_July2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-230753e0e8-37422009 New innovative digital representations of dinosaurs are being featured in a brand-new exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Digital Dinos is an exhibit designed and developed by the Museum and the interactive exhibit firm Ideum, based in Corrales, New Mexico. This ...
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A practical guide to tour exhibitions to China – Part 2

This article was first published by British Council China Now https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/stories/a-practical-guide-to-tour-exhibitions-to-china-2/ Exhibitions Lost in Translation The Belt Road Initiative favors exhibitions that foster intercultural dialogue, but there is still much work needed in crafting effective interpretive strategies. For instance, “Across the Silk Road: Gupta Sculptures and their Chinese Counterparts: 400-700 AD,” curated ...
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