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IMD2020 Think Piece by Raphael Chikuwa, Acting Director, National Gallery of Zimbabwe

International Museum Day (IMD) takes place on Monday 18 May 2020.  The theme selected by ICOM for 2020 is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.  Visit ICOM’s IMD website for more information on the theme and to see the map of events taking place digitally across the world http://imd.icom.museum/ To mark IMD2020, ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 11 May 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF bulletin on coronavirus from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information, including: The Government’s recovery strategy and roadmap New social distancing guidance Extension to the Heritage Emergency Fund Arts Council England’s fund for National Portfolio Organisations opens for applications Tuesday 12 ...
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Register for free ICOM UK live online event to celebrate International Museum Day 2020 on 18 May

Join ICOM UK for a programme of digital in conversations on Monday 18 May to celebrate International Museum Day 2020. Each year, ICOM selects a theme for the day which echoes concerns from the wider society. The 2020 theme to mark the occasion is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. ICOM ...
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SARAT – Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey wins a Europa Nostra Award 2020

The project SARAT – Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey has received a Europa Nostra Award 2020 in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising. The public announcement was made today by Europa Nostra, the European Voice of Civil Society Committed to Cultural Heritage. The Europa Nostra Awards are presented to outstanding ...
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Greetings from a museum leaving lockdown: lessons from Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

This article was first published online by TheArt Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/greetings-from-a-museum-leaving-lockdown It was shortly after watching US President Donald Trump address a room of the politely incredulous in Davos, on 22 January, that I started to realise what might lie ahead. Just as he was uttering the first of so many coronavirus ...
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French galleries and ‘small museums’ to reopen in stages from 11 May 2020

This article was first published online in The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/galleries-and-small-museums-to-re-open-in-france  Galleries and “small museums” in France could reopen from 11 May, during the first stage of the country’s “deconfinement” strategy, according to guidelines outlined by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe in parliament yesterday afternoon. But gatherings will be restricted to no ...
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Building Resilience – International Perspectives

For this webinar, three Clore Fellows to discuss their experiences prior to the current crisis and what they are learning as we all move through this global pandemic. https://www.cloreleadership.org/cultural-leadership/building-resilience-international-perspectives-0
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AAM resources on Preparing to Reopen

Originally published online by AAM https://www.aam-us.org/programs/about-museums/preparing-to-reopen/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=b791b3a466-Dispatches_Apr30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-b791b3a466-37422009 The American Alliance of Museums recommends that museums build flexible plans for reopening that are regularly reviewed and refined based on the latest science. This guidance is based on the best available information as of publication and is not intended to supersede guidance from public ...
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Scam alert: ICOM false certificates

This article was first published on the ICOM website https://icom.museum/en/news/scam-alert-icom-false-certificates/ WARNING! Some websites and individuals pretend to be ICOM and claim to provide, for a fee, fake certificates of authenticity or allowing free import and export, particularly concerning African cultural goods. False collector cards are sometimes offered as well. The scammers claim ...
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Coronavirus: Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility

This list of resources has been compiled and updated since 14 March 2020, in partnership with Circostrada*, as a way to gather information and initiatives internationally (particularly in Europe, Asia and North America) that can be useful to share, know about and/or be inspired from. This list is by no means comprehensive ...
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