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Northern Ireland Department for Communities guidance for a phased return to cultural and heritage destinations venues

National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) and other stakeholders (Northern Ireland Museums Council, Historic Environment Division etc.) were involved in preparing the reopening guidelines for cultural and heritage destinations venues. The guidelines have now been released by the Department for Communities and can be found at https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/communities/dfc-culture-heritage-destinations-phased-return-guide.pdf
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Welsh Government guidance on reopening museums and heritage sites

Welsh Government have published their guidance towards reopening for museums and heritage sites: English:  https://gov.wales/culture-and-heritage-destinations-and-venues-guidance-phased-return Cymraeg:  https://llyw.cymru/cyrchfannau-lleoliadau-diwylliant-threftadaeth-canllawiau-ar-gyfer-dychwelyd-yn-raddol-0?_ga=2.45572964.118217638.1593788296-1992190854.1512421468 Please note, other than for outdoor attractions who can begin to reopen from the 6th July, there is no date announced yet for when museums can reopen.
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Watch the recording of Post COVID-19: reopening museums around the world

Organised by ICOM UK, this online discussion provides insights from a global perspective on the re-opening of museums around the world.  ICOM UK, in partnership with NMDC, hosted an online discussion on 25 June 2020, which provided a global perspective and insights from museums at different stages of re-opening. The ...
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Interview with Catalina Cavelier, Lead on Intangible Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Institute of Bogotá, Colombia

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Secretary, talks to Catalina Cavelier leads the section of Intangible Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Institute of Bogotá, Colombia. Catalina thank you for talking to us.  Would you set out your role and responsibilities? My responsibilities involve devising and leading strategies for safeguarding the intangible heritage in the ...
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Connecting Culture: Virtual Conference and Expo, 9-10 September 2020

Connecting Culture is the event bringing together museum and heritage professionals from around the world, in an effort to rebuild and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Hear from world-class industry leaders and influencers from the world of museums, heritage, and culture across two days, with multiple streams of unmissable content focusing ...
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Community Engagement during COVID-19 at the House of Memory Museum, Medellín

This article was first published by ICOM https://icom.museum/en/news/community-engagement-during-covid-19-at-the-house-of-memory-museum-medellin/ The global crisis caused by the arrival of COVID-19 has not only forced us to rethink our daily lives and the way we work, but also to question the systems that have shaped our societies until today. The pandemic has exposed a shocking ...
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Scottish survey to understand audience engagement, pre-, during and post-lockdown

The Scotinform Cultural Survey was launched on 12 May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of cultural venues across Scotland. Designed by Scotinform and distributed by the cultural sector, the aim of the Scotinform Cultural Survey is to understand how audiences were engaging with cultural organisations before lockdown, how ...
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Leading the Van Gogh Museum Through a Future With No Tourists

This article was first published in The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/arts/design/van-gogh-museum-emilie-gordenker.html Emilie Gordenker took over at the Amsterdam institution that attracts most of its visitors from abroad just months before the coronavirus lockdown began. Surrounded by sunflowers, Emilie Gordenker stood on a yellow carpet rolled out in front of the Van Gogh ...
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European Heritage Awards 2021 – Call for Entries

Europa Nostra is now calling for entries for the 2021 Awards. In this Transition Year, the UK is eligible for all the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. Find out more information and how to apply at http://www.europeanheritageawards.eu/ The European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards were launched in 2002 by the European Commission and have ...
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Call for Papers – Museum International: Museum Collection Storage – 15 August deadline

Museum Collection Storage. Vol. 73, Nº 289-290. ICOM is preparing an issue of Museum International on the theme Museum Collection Storage. All proposals submitted will be assessed for suitability and if chosen, the subsequent articles will go through a double-blind peer review process. The issue is expected to be published, in collaboration with Taylor&Francis/Routledge, ...
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