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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 6 April 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: Further easing of Covid restrictions (step 2) Twice weekly testing available to everyone in England Updates guidance for people who work in or run offices https://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Coronavirus-bulletin-20210406.pdf
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Summary of the 2021 Working Internationally Conference and session recordings available soon

The 2021 Working Internationally Conference: Shifting Landscapes, Shifting Perspectives took place online 16 – 18 March.  We will shortly make the recordings of the sessions available to ICOM UK members and anyone who booked a place at the conference. Until the conference session recordings are available, here is a summary of ...
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A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals – all webinar recordings now available online

Are you interested in hearing from expert international panellists as they discuss significant topics of interest facing museum and gallery professionals today like the pivot to digital, community engagement, decolonisation, environment and sustainability and innovation and equity? Then make sure to watch the recordings of five sessions from our recent webinar ...
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Join ICOM and the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity in advocating for biodiversity

On April 22, ICOM will officially join the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity. On the occasion of World Wildlife Day 2020, the European Commission launched a global coalition for biodiversity to call for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness about the need to protect biodiversity. Ahead of the crucial CoP 15 meeting of the Convention ...
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Why African voices are crucial to the debate over the return of colonial loot

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. Although it is hard to compare the historical context of Nazi-looted art with that of colonial cultural theft, provenance research in both fields shares the same goal: to identify problematic artefacts and seek solutions to right historical wrongs. In an interview, Isabel ...
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Don’t Just Look at These Paintings—Smell Them Too, Says New Dutch Exhibition

This article was first published by the Smithsonian Magazine. Looking at Jan van der Heyden’s 17th-century painting View of Oudezijds Voorburgwal with the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, a modern viewer may notice a charming rowboat, gliding swans and old brick buildings. When Ariane van Suchtelen, curator of the Dutch art museum Mauritshuis, researched a ...
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Curate-it-yourself: French museums ask the public what they want to see in their galleries

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. The traditional recipe for an exhibition includes some art and one or two curators to select and organise the display of it. But for the past ten years the rise of social media has made it easier for museums to involve the ...
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Are Immersive Art Exhibitions Replacing Traditional Museums?

This article was first published by Town & Country. When Emily Cooper breezily bypassed the Louvre in favor of Atelier des Lumières’ digital reproduction of Starry Night on the Netflix series Emily in Paris, art lovers everywhere cringed from their couches. A room filled with digital renderings of famous artworks—oversize, animated, set to music, ...
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Call for Papers: ICOM ICDAD Annual Conference 2021

The 2021 Annual Conference and General Assembly of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD) will take place virtually, from 21 October to 23 October 2021.* REVIVALS. Reconsidering the Past in Decorative Arts and Design Revivals are socio-cultural phenomena that have occurred many times over history, seeking to ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Coronavirus Bulletin 29 March 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: Restrictions in Step 1B which come into force on Monday 29 March Workplace testing programme: All employers will now be able to offer their employees free, ...
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