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EU-UK Trade Agreement: Newsletter 29 March

Below is a link to download the latest newsletter on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This issue contains information on the following: New timeline for the introduction of border controls Actions SMEs may need to take when trading with the EU and Northern Ireland Testing duty for employers, and testing regime for international hauliers Immigration: ...
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Berlin’s plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums

This article was first published by The Guardian. Berlin is negotiating to fully restitute hundreds of the Benin bronzes in a shift of policy that has been welcomed in Nigeria but will put pressure on museums in London and Oxford to also return artefacts looted from Britain’s former west African empire in 1897. More ...
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Scottish University Becomes First to Repatriate Benin Bronze to Nigeria

This article was first published by ARTnews. Days after Berlin’s Humboldt Forum museum said it was pursuing the return of its Benin Bronzes, the University of Aberdeen in Scotland said it would repatriate to Nigeria a sculpture from that same cache of artworks, which was looted by British troops during the 19th century and ...
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Culture Geek Conference 2021, 14 – 16 June

Culture Geek is an international conference looking at the digital transformation of the cultural sector – founded in 2012, the event has brought together those shaping digital practice across the arts annually since its inception. This year we’ll be hearing from museums, theatres, festivals, opera companies and those who work with ...
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Registration now open for online 2021 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

The AAM (American Alliance of Museums) Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the only event of its scope and scale. It brings together museums of all types and sizes—from art and history museums to zoos and botanic gardens—to share ideas and make connections that are transformative. It’s a place where all ...
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Queer Heritage South Launches Digital Museum

This article was first published by FYNE Times. As museums across the country await reopening, Queer Heritage South are thrilled to launch an extensive new Queer Heritage South Digital Museum this month. Queer Heritage South is where LGBTQ+ heritage can be preserved, sourced and celebrated. This is not just a collection ...
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Can museums really make digital visits pay?

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. In a world where more than 200 million people pay for Netflix and 155 million are premium subscribers on Spotify, cash-strapped museums are slowly waking up to the monetary gains of online content. While galleries of masterpieces have lain empty for months, museums ...
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Visitor Figures 2020: top 100 art museums revealed as attendance drops by 77% worldwide

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. The Art Newspaper’s annual survey shows how the pandemic had a devastating impact on museums around the world—but there were some silver linings. In an ordinary year, more than nine million visitors jostle for position in front of the Mona Lisa or Delacroix’s Liberty ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 22 March

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: Publication of regulations for the steps Workplace testing programme – must register by 31 March. You can register even if now closed. All businesses with workers ...
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Register now for members-only webinar ‘From an Unsustainable Past to a Sustainable Future’ on Tues 23 March, 16:00 GMT

Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for our final session of live online conversations for leading museum and gallery professionals in the UK and around the world to connect and share experiences in the current context of Covid-19. From an Unsustainable Past to a Sustainable Future Tuesday 23 March, ...
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