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2021 Working Internationally Conference: Shifting Landscapes, Shifting Perspectives, 16-18 March 2021, online

Each year ICOM UK, in partnership with NMDC, organises the one-day Working Internationally Conference.  2021 will be a little different.  We are planning a 3-day online event, with each day focussing on a major global issue: Social Justice: Museum responses to decolonisation, restitution, Black Lives Matter, representation and youth The Future of ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 7 Dec 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: Christmas travel messages Guided tours information Information about the restrictions in each tier http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Coronavirus-bulletin-20201207.pdf
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Brexit Transition Period Bulletin 7 December

Below is a link to download the latest Brexit Transition Period Bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, including links to government information and advice, including: Points-based immigration system went live on 1 December Updated information on exporting or importing cultural objects, including from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, the ...
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ICOM-MDPP2 Webinar – Defining the museum in times of change: a way forward, 10 Dec, 1pm GMT

The Standing Committee for the Museum Definition, Prospect and Potentials 2 (MDPP 2) is ready to launch the new process of exploring a new museum definition. On 10 December at 13:00 GMT (14:00 UTC+1), MDPP2 will present the methodology in the public webinar “Defining the museum in times of change: a way forward”. ...
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ICMAH sports museums webinar on 15 December

The ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archeology and History (ICMAH) wishes to help the communication about sports in the history and archaeology museums and collections. For this purpose, since 2017, ICMAH has a “working group” on sports museums and sports heritage. Since then we have organized 3 ...
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ICOM US Webinar Series: PART 1: SAFE PLACES OR SOCIAL SPACES? on 15 Dec

WHAT IS A MUSEUM? AN EXPLORATION IN SIX PARTS Join your museum colleagues to discuss what makes a museum, a museum. The very core of our existence is being questioned today both within the museum field and the broader society. We are at a transformative moment in the history of museums. ...
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How to build your digital understanding to survive and thrive: Europeana Foundation report

With so many cultural organisations thrown into the digital deep end due to the impact of the pandemic lockdown, Culture24’s report researching the digital transformation agenda in galleries, libraries, archives and museums internationally couldn’t be more timely or relevant. The key themes identified in this report commissioned by the Europeana Foundation ...
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A new era: towards a soft power strategy for the UK in China?

This article was first published by the British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/research-policy-insight/insight-articles/soft-power-uk-china In conversation with Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford. The UK-China relationship is complex and multifaceted. While policy diverges and creates tensions on important issues relating to Hong Kong and Xinjiang , they converge on critical global ...
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Louvre Abu Dhabi showcases the story of humanity in first short film

This article was first published by Experience UK https://www.experienceuk.org/blog/louvre-abu-dhabi-showcases-the-story-of-humanity-in-first-short-film A major UAE museum has unveiled its first ever short film, to coincide with its third anniversary celebrations this November. As most of the world lives in under tremendous travel restrictions amid COVID 19, visiting the Louvre Abu Dhabi in-person might seem a little ...
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Opening of Humboldt Forum delayed again as coronavirus lockdown extended—but you can view it online

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/humboldt-forum-opening-delayed-again-as-coronavirus-lockdown-extended-but-you-can-view-it-online?utm_source=The+Art+Newspaper+Newsletters&utm_campaign=04edc13df4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_26_11_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c459f924d0-04edc13df4-43563385 Berlin’s Humboldt Forum, a vast new museum complex in a partial reconstruction of the Prussian royal palace, has postponed its opening for the third time because of an extension of the German pandemic lockdown that has been in force since early November. The ...
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