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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 20 April 2020

Below is a link to the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government advice, including: the Prime Minister’s statement on 17 July, including on the use of public transport and working from home the use of face coverings after 24 July the multi-sector test ...
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Help us make a list of UK museums offering discounted or free entry with the ICOM card

In response to members’ requests, we are compiling a list of museums and galleries in the UK offering discounted or free entry with the ICOM card. Many museums have not yet reopened but if you work at a museum or gallery that usually offers free or discounted entry with the ICOM ...
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Welsh Government COVID-19 News 17 July 2020

Click on the link below to read the latest newsletter from the Welsh Government that provides advice and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19). http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/WelshGovernment_COVID19_20200717.pdf   Click on the link below to read the latest newsletter from Visit Wales that provides sector guidance and advice for the tourism industry in Wales. http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/WelshGovernment_COVID19_20200717.pdf
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ICOM ICDAD General Assembly 2020, online, 28 July

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Art and Design (ICDAD) will hold its 2020 General Assembly online (via Zoom) on 28 July. Agenda 1. Welcome, introduction of the Agenda 3. Budget report 2019 4. Activities of January-June 2020 and plans for 2020 5. Q&A 6. Next conference: Lisbon 2021 7. Call for hosts for ...
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ALVA recovery tracker shows a tenth of visitors keen to return at once

This article was first published by NMDC https://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/news/alva-recovery-tracker-shows-tenth-visitors-keen-return-once/ The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has published two reports, tracking how the public are feeling about returning to visitor attractions. The first covers late April, and the second mid-May. The May report finds that: since the announcement of lockdown easing, there has been ...
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ICOM and ICOMOS Joint Statement on Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Along with the international community, ICOM and ICOMOS jointly express their concerns regarding the decision by the Turkish authorities to reverse the status of Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque, and the repercussions this may have in terms of the conservation and accessibility of this outstanding artistic and ...
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Reassurance and training for welcoming visitors again

Warm Welcome; helping everyone to stay safe –  put together by Niki Hughes Opening Doors Project Coordinator, University of Cambridge Museums. This new 20-minute film will help you and your colleagues think about how to re-open safely and how to give your visitors a warm welcome, despite the need for extra ...
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Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art: A Practical Guide by Jade French

Book release – Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art: A Practical Guide by Jade French. ICOM UK spoke to Jade French to find out more about the book and how she came to write it. “My journey to writing this book did not begin in a museum, gallery, or artist studio, but in ...
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A practical guide to tour exhibitions to China – Part 1

This article was first published by the British Council China Now https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/stories/touring-exhibitions-to-china/ “Frequent international communications, as well as the development of museology, have encouraged Chinese museums to go beyond China and look to the world. To introduce other civilisations and other cultures has become a common desire shared by many leading ...
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DCMS Brexit transition period newsletter 13 July

As you know, the UK has left the EU, and is in the transition period which will last until 31 December 2020. During this period, current rules on trade, travel, and business will continue to apply for the UK and the EU.  The UK is in negotiations on its future relationship ...
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