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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 4 Oct 2021

Below is a link to download the latest coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information, including: New simplified travel rules – single red list and rest of the world – fully vaccinated travellers from over 50 countries and territories have simpler, cheaper rules, ...
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ICOM UK Membership Hub opens for 2022 renewals on Monday 11 October 2021

The ICOM UK Membership Hub will open for online applications and renewals for the 2022 membership year on Monday 11 October. ICOM membership runs on the calendar year.  Renew this autumn to have your 2022 sticker by 1 January 2022. We hope you will continue to make the most of your ICOM ...
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ICOM UK Interview Series: best digital practices of Chinese museums and galleries – Shanxi Museum of Geology

In the latest in our series of interviews with international museum professionals, we explore the best digital practices of Chinese museums and galleries. Huaiyuan (Robert) Ren, History and Philosophy of Art Student at the University of Kent and Student and Emerging Professionals Representative at ICOM UK, interviews Kang Zhishuai, Deputy Director ...
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Manchester Festival of Climate Action, 11-14 October

The University of Manchester is hosting a four-day programme tackling today’s biggest climate questions. Taking place two weeks before COP26, experts at the Manchester Festival of Climate Action (11-14 October 2021) will share insights and innovative solutions to the climate crisis. Free, online and open to all, the festival will dedicate each day ...
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Pride. Joy. History!! Black History Month at National Museums Liverpool

Black History Month is a nationwide celebration of African and Caribbean culture, arts and history. Taking place annually during October, it recognises the achievements and contribution of Black people to British society. National Museums Liverpool has announced a number of not-to-be-missed events taking place across its museums and galleries to mark Black History Month. Highlights from the events ...
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Blue Shield International National Committees: 2020 Report Available

A glance at the map on the cover of the BSI Report on National Committees Annual Reports from 2020 and 2021 Action Plans (pdf) of the BS National Committees and BSI shows just how much the organisation has grown since it was founded by ICOMOS, ICOM, ICA and IFLA in Paris, 25 ...
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The campaign #ArtForYourWorld is running on Instagram until November to align with COP26

Art For Your World is a new campaign for WWF, led by curatorial practice Artwise, to mobilise and unite the art world in the fight against the climate crisis. The campaign #ArtForYourWorld will run on Instagram from September through to November to align with COP26  (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties taking place 1–12 November ...
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‘I Truly Feel Optimistic’: The Guggenheim’s Chief Curator Naomi Beckwith on Why She Still Has Faith in Museums—and How They Can Change

This article was first published by artnet. In her first major interview since taking the role at the New York museum, the curator and museum leader outlines her vision. Last February, about a month after Naomi Beckwith was officially named chief curator and deputy director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, she sat down ...
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Free Sector Support Training for Cultural and Creative Businesses in Northern Ireland

Creative & Cultural Skills, the UK-wide agency working to support a skilled, accessible and fair cultural sector, has partnered with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to help strengthen the workforce and open up access to jobs, through a programme of free training. The training has been tailored specifically for Northern ...
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We argue over statues, yet history shows they’re really all about power

This article was first published by The Guardian. Two thousand years ago the ancient Romans had some imaginative solutions to the problem of what to do with statues of rulers they had come to deplore. Some they gleefully toppled and threw into the nearest river, Edward Colston-style. But others they carefully ...
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