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Museums + Heritage Summer Series to offer live engagement and on-demand viewing 14-15 July 2021

Tickets are now available for this month’s Museums + Heritage Summer Series on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, with attendees being given the chance to engage directly with speakers during each session. For the second consecutive year in which social distancing restrictions have meant in-person talks has been unable to welcome ...
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Culture Recovery Fund Round 3 Launched

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced that the final £300 million of the Government’s record-breaking £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) will support organisations in need of urgent funding. Applications are due to open for some parts of this funding shortly and it is hoped that thousands of arts, heritage, cultural ...
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Horizon Europe – first calls for Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

Horizon Europe is an EU research and innovation programme. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027. In January, the government announced that the UK will associate to Horizon Europe. This means UK scientists, researchers and businesses will be able to access funding under the programme on equivalent ...
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The Way Ahead: Financial Planning for the Culture Sector

Interview with Darren Barker, Founder of Barker Langham, one of the world’s leading cultural and creative consultancies that has developed projects for museums, historic sites, governments and charities around the world. Darren leads the company’s strategy work with museums,arts and cultural organisations to develop new business, organisational and impact models – ...
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Interpol launches app to identify stolen art—and it has already been used to discover loot

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. Spanish police say they used the ID-art programme to successfully spot stolen Roman coins worth €200,000. Interpol has launched a new, free-to-download app to help law enforcers identify stolen art. It has already scored successes during pilot tests by police in Spain and ...
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The world’s first physical gallery for NFTs is hosting a new exhibition, curated by a 17-year-old artist, centered on Black creativity and liberation

This article was first published by The Guardian. The past four years felt so horrible. I think it all crashed down on me at that moment,” remembers Diana Sinclair, recalling how she cried before the media announced the results of the 2020 election. Sinclair, who describes herself (they/she) as a 17-year-old ...
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China clarifies regulations for management of state-owned museums

This article was first published by Global Times. The central government introduced new regulations for management of artifacts in state-owned museums to ensure the legitimacy of the source of the items. Experts said some state-owned museums have achieved a world-class level and the country is ready to be a real “museum ...
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New Museum of Art Pudong in Shanghai opens on 8 July 2021

This article was first published by SHINE. The Museum of Art Pudong (MAP) will open to the public on July 8 with exhibitions by Britain’s Tate, Spain’s Fundació Joan Miró and Chinese fireworks artist Cai Guoqiang. Looking like a marble-and-glass rectangle from the front, the newly established public art museum at 2777 ...
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A year of challenges and resilience: Discover the new 2020 ICOM Annual Report

The International Council of Museums is highly pleased to share a glimpse of the many activities and projects that were held within the museum network for the year 2020.  The year 2020 was indeed a challenging period for the entire world. Museums and the museum community were not exempted from experiencing the unexpected restrictions and economic crisis that occurred due to ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 21 June 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: From 21 June, the rules on the number of people who can attend a wedding or civil partnership ceremony or celebration have changed. The number ...
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