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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 28 Sept 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: Policy statement and call for evidence on the proposed certification scheme. Policy statement makes clear that a museum would not be in scope for ...
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ICOM UK Interview Series: best digital practices of Chinese museums and galleries – Shanxi Museum

In the latest in our series of interviews with international museum professionals, we explore the best digital practices of Chinese museums and galleries. Huaiyuan (Robert) Ren, History and Philosophy of Art Student at the University of Kent and Student and Emerging Professionals Representative at ICOM UK, interviews Zhao Zhiming, Vic President ...
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Free webinar 4 Oct: ICOM’s challenge in times of crisis: accompanying, supporting, redistributing…

“ICOM’s challenge in times of crisis: accompanying, supporting, redistributing…“ Tuesday 5 October, 12:00 – 13:30 (UK time) This week, ICOM is 75 years old, with 50,000 members in 135 countries and a major challenge: how to reconcile unity and diversity? how to accompany and support all its members? Are the current crises – ...
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ICOM UK website contractor brief – deadline 09:00 Monday 4 October 2021

As notified at the 2021 AGM, ICOM UK will undertake a project to develop a new ICOM UK website to better serve members and be fit for purpose as our sector responds to change inside and outside the sector. Companies and contractors interested in submitting a proposal before 09:00 on Monday ...
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Ancient Chinese sites hit by flash floods this summer

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. Deadly rains in central Henan province threatened key Unesco World Heritage sites and hundreds of national relics. Experts warn the disaster may be a taste of future trouble. China’s central province of Henan is known as the birthplace of Chinese civilisation, with five ...
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ACE takes place-based approach in delivery plan

This article was first published by the Museums Association. Arts Council England (ACE) has published a three-year delivery plan that includes 54 “priority places” that need increased development time for the funder to grow cultural investment. In each of priority places, the funder will collaborate with local authorities as well as cultural ...
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Repatriating Pacific artefacts from international museums

This article was first published by ABC Radio Australia. Many indigenous groups around the world are calling for the repatriation of their cultural artefacts, which were taken without consent, and now sit in some of the world’s biggest museums — and that includes Pacific islanders. Dr Tarisi Vunidilo, a Fijian archaeologist and ...
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Two more Nepali antiquities traced to US museum

This article was first published by the Nepali Times. As the return by Western museums and private collectors of Nepal’s stolen antiquities gathers pace, two more religious objects from Kathmandu Valley shrines have been located at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York. The wooden artefacts between 400-700 years old were tracked ...
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Here Are The Major Museums That Refuse The Sackler’s Money—Though Some Keep The Name Up

This article was first published by Forbes. Before the Sacklers agreed to cut ties with Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma as part of a bankruptcy settlement Wednesday, the family made a fortune off the addictive opioid and other drugs, millions of which the family donated to cultural institutions across the U.S. and Europe in ...
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Tickets go on sale for £50 million Boijmans Depot – opening in November 2021

This article was first published by Experience UK. Tickets are now on sale for Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the first art museum depot in the world open to the public. Located in the heart of Rotterdam, the brand-new visitor experience encapsulates 172 years of collecting. Guests will have the opportunity to explore ...
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