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International tourism to the UK lower than in 2020, as school trips from EU also decline

This article was first published by NMDC. New VisitBritain forecasts predict that the UK will have attracted fewer international visitors in 2021 than during the first flush of the pandemic in 2020. It found that: In 2019, the UK received 40.9m visitors, dropping to 11.1m (27%) in 2020, and an estimated 7.7m ...
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Capita undercuts British Council to run Turing student exchange scheme

This article was first published by The Guardian. The British Council will be stripped of its role in running the £110m Turing student exchange scheme and replaced by the outsourcing firm Capita, the Guardian has learned. The decision, which has yet to be made public, has shocked higher education insiders, who fear the loss ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletins 20 & 21 Dec 21

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: The Chancellor has announced additional support for business impacted by the Omicron variant. £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the ...
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Most museums in Europe remain open – but demand Covid-19 passports

With news of new restrictions across Europe, NEMO reached out to its members for an update on the situation for museums 1,5 years into the pandemic. The feedback shows that several European countries demand masks and proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test results before visitors are allowed to enter ...
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John Ellerman Foundation International Curatorial Exchange – EOI by 31 Jan 22

John Ellerman Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Protea, a unique International Curatorial Exchange, the first of its kind between both nations. The project celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of John Ellerman Foundation in 1971. ‘Protea’ references the national flower of South Africa and, in its allusion ...
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NMDC research on green initiatives – call for case studies

Following on from the recent advocacy report, Green Museums: Tackling the Climate Crisis, NMDC is undertaking some further research into the sector’s work on green initiatives. We are keen to hear about examples of best practice in four areas: Museums which have moved away from air conditioning (or never had it and ...
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Respond to the ACE Private Investment in Culture Survey by 12 Jan 22

Arts Council England has launched the latest version of the Private Investment in Culture Survey, and would like to invite you to take part. The survey covers the last three financial years, and is a key source of information on the role that corporate partnerships, individual giving and grants from trusts ...
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New Curriculum for Wales offers opportunities for museums and heritage sites

In 2022, the Welsh Government is rolling out a new Curriculum for Wales to primary and secondary schools, focused on skills development and sophistication of understanding, creativity and a sense of belonging, rather than covering an ever-growing body of content. The museum education charity GEM has been funded to provide training ...
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DCDC22 Inclusive Innovation: digital creativity and opportunities – Call for papers

DCDC22 invites proposals on this year’s theme of Inclusive Innovation: digital creativity and opportunities on any project involving archives, libraries, museums and other heritage and cultural organisations and groups in partnership with each other, communities and the academic sector. DCDC (Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities) is a cross-sectoral conference, hosted by The National Archives, RLUK and Jisc, that ...
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New Government campaign focuses on the importance of ventilation

The Government has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of ventilation in preventing the spread of Covid-19, and encouraging people to open windows for ten minutes in every hour in spaces where people congregate. It also highlights new research which reveals that only a third of people understand ...
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