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Update on using your ICOM card at six national museums in London

Due to the significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic, six national museums in London agreed that it was not practical to operate the usual reciprocal agreements on re-opening, when access to such temporary exhibitions as were able to open was extremely limited, with all of them operating at a significant ...
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Booking open for free members-only webinar: Leading Digital at a Time of Uncertainty

Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for a new series of online conversations for museum and gallery professionals in the UK and around the world to connect and share experiences in the current context of Covid-19.  This series of online conversations is only open to ...
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POWER AND VOICES: ECHOES OF EMPIRES: International online conference marks 10 years of FIHRM

National Museums Liverpool is hosting FIHRM’s (Federation of International Human Rights Museums) annual conference which goes online for the first time from 14-16 October 2020.  Through a series of live panels, Power and Voices: Echoes of Empires brings together an international cohort of speakers and organisations to focus on the dynamic ...
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Interview with Kay Jones, Lead Curator of Urban and Community History, Museum of Liverpool about collecting objects and stories around the COVID pandemic

This autumn Catherine McDermott (ICOM UK Secretary) and Claire Messenger (ICOM UK Committee Member) have been talking to international colleagues about changes they have faced in the sector.  In this discussion Claire talks to Kay Jones, Lead Curator of Urban and Community History at the Museum of Liverpool about collecting ...
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Poet and author to lead National Museum of African American History and Culture

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/poet-and-author-to-lead-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture?utm_source=The+Art+Newspaper+Newsletters&utm_campaign=22f6344ab2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_10_01_03_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c459f924d0-22f6344ab2-43563385 Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, will succeed Lonnie G. Bunch III. The Smithsonian Institution has named Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York and ...
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Wellcome Collection asks ‘What does it mean to be human, now?’ for reopening on 7 October

Wellcome Collection will reopen its doors to all from Wednesday 7 October with a programme that takes its cue from the question “What does it mean to be human, now?” Throughout history, pandemics have been powerful engines of change, exposing structural inequalities in the distribution of health and wealth. This reopening ...
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Leading Australian activist accuses British Museum of downgrading provenance of Aboriginal shield to prevent restitution

This article was first published in The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/australia-shield-restitution-british-museum The British Museum is under fire from a leading activist in Australia over how it now describes an Aboriginal shield at the centre of a restitution battle. The activist Rodney Kelly accuses the museum of “changing the narrative” after he started ...
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DCMS Brexit Transition Period newsletter and CITES survey 28 September 2020

Please find below a link to the latest issue of the DCMS Brexit Transition Period newsletter. This issue contains information on: help and support if your business trades with the EU information on the government’s reasonable worst-case scenario for borders the latest information on CITES preparedness survey http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Newsletter-Transition-Period-20200928-1.pdf   This short CITES survey has been launched by ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 28 September 2020

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: Last week’s changes to the rules, including on face coverings, table service, and opening hours. The announcement of the Winter Plan, including the Job Support ...
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German museum agrees to return mummified Māori heads to New Zealand

This article was first published by stuff https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300098562/german-museum-agrees-to-return-mummified-mori-heads-to-nz Two mummified, tattooed Māori heads (Toi moko) will be repatriated from Germany to New Zealand. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa head of repatriation Te Herekiekie Haerehuka Herewini confirmed an agreement to repatriate two Toi moko, housed at the Berlin Ethnographic Museum, had ...
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