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Manchester Museum receives grant to support neurodiverse children and young adults

Manchester Museum has been awarded £43,118 by The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund to launch an innovative project supporting neurodiverse children and young adults. The 12-month project will see the museum work collaboratively with students to create Digital Touch ...
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Cash-strapped museums unable to stop treasures from leaving UK

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. Two masterpieces, subject to export licence deferrals by the UK government, are now likely to go abroad. UK museums can hardly try to buy multi-million-pound works of art when they are making large numbers of staff redundant as a result of Covid-19. ...
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In a Major Policy Change, the Dutch Government Will Give Nazi-Looted Art to Jewish Institutions If Heirs Cannot Be Found

This article was first published by Artnet. The government of the Netherlands doubled down on its plans to return Nazi-Looted art last week, announcing an overhaul to its restitution policy and an investigation into the country’s national collections. Particularly significant is the Dutch Government’s new approach to “heirless art.” Restitution previously necessitated the ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 5 July 2021

Below is a link to download the latest Coronavirus PDF bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government advice, including: COVID restrictions are set to end in England from step 4 of the Roadmap Social distancing to end, facemasks no longer mandatory, no limits on gatherings All venues ...
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Reimagining Museums for Climate Action Exhibition Opens at Glasgow Science Centre for COP26

An exhibition which presents a range of new, creative ideas about how museums and galleries might address the challenges of the climate emergency opens today at the Glasgow Science Centre and will remain in place until November, when it will become part of the official “green zone” for COP26, the ...
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The ICOM Prague International Symposium 2021 will take place both online and in person on August 26, 2021

Every year preceding an ICOM General Conference, an International Symposium is held in the host city to introduce the main themes. For the first time, this pre-conference will be hybrid, opening the doors for a wider, international participation. ICOM Prague International Symposium 2021 will provide an overview of the upcoming ...
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New in the Member Space of the ICOM Website

The Member Space of the ICOM Website is a great information hub for anything related to the daily life of our organisation. You can now find: The updated results of the ICOM Define Consultation 2 Information on the Step 4 of the museum definition process The recording of the 2021 Annual Meetings Access your ICOM member ...
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‘Covid 19: Beyond the Crisis?‘ results from the survey undertaken by the University Museums Group committee in April 2021

‘Covid 19: Beyond the Crisis?‘ results from the survey undertaken by the UMG committee in April 2021. As with the report published a year ago, this is a powerful document. The report clearly articulates the continuing impacts of the Covid crisis on the sector and concerns of UMG members, especially over funding, ...
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Steps to Sustainability: Building a Sustainable Heritage Sector

Heritage organisations across the UK are under increasing pressure and financial constraints, with many facing extreme challenges to ensure a stable future. With the additional impact of Covid-19, a culture of enterprise to build a sustainable and resilient heritage sector is needed now more than ever. Steps to Sustainability, a new National Lottery ...
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Trustees approve return of Benin bronzes held in Berlin museums

This article was first published by the Museums Association. Berlin’s museums could return their first Benin bronzes to Nigeria next year after their governing body gave the go-ahead for negotiations to begin on repatriation. Trustees of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the federal government body that oversees the city’s state museums, authorised ...
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