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Responding to Widespread Demands, Museums Are Acquiring More Works by Artists of Color. But How They Do So Matters More Than Ever

This article was first published by artnet https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museums-acquiring-works-artists-of-color-1905718 Artists and cultural producers say museums need to collect and exhibit works with more respect and care. The controversy that erupted last week over the Whitney Museum’s planned—and quickly cancelled—exhibition of works, many by Black artists, that the museum acquired through a fundraiser in ...
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What should a museum look like in 2020?

This article was first published by Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2020/08/what-should-a-museum-look-like-in-2020 Black life—our joys and our oppression—has been embedded into American history since the first ship of enslaved Africans arrived in 1619. Now we’re seeing a seismic shift in how individuals, corporations, and institutions are reckoning with our nation’s racism. On social media, companies ...
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How MGS is speaking up for civic museums

This article was first published by Museums Galleries Scotland https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/blog/how-mgs-is-speaking-up-for-civic-museums/?utm_source=MGS+CRM+Safe+to+Send&utm_campaign=f7998ad862-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_09_07_09_56&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1c3c5e01f1-f7998ad862-369430833 Joe Traynor, Head of Programmes and Partnerships at Museums Galleries Scotland, writes about the work MGS has been doing to advocate for Civic museums during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the beginning of lockdown in March, Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) has been actively ...
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Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Armenia

Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center for Cultural Heritage in Armenia spoke about the importance of the preservation of historic districts in contemporary global cities, the importance of properly restoring and preserving tangible cultural heritage and how education is the key. Listen to the 34 minute podcast at https://www.evnreport.com/podcasts/preserving-the-cultural-heritage-of-armenia?fbclid=IwAR1kLuRN-hUZa7WXZF-R7Awd7C8zhhQqNJv2GsWvr0reuosejo_huoGUNj8
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Iran, Ireland national museums discuss ways to broaden ties

This article was first published by the Tehran Times https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/452328/Iran-Ireland-national-museums-discuss-ways-to-broaden-ties National Museum of Iran Director Jebrael Nokandeh and his Irish counterpart Lynn Scarff held a virtual meeting on Wednesday in which they exchanged views on a roadmap to define long-term cooperation. Holding joint exhibitions, workshops, and specialized meetings, as well as sharing ...
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ICOM statement of solidarity with Lebanon and support to recover the damaged cultural heritage in Beirut

The International Council of Museums, together with 26 other institutions of the international heritage community, has signed a declaration of solidarity with Lebanon, committing itself to supporting recovery efforts. We wish to express our solidarity with the Lebanese people for the tragedy that has struck the city of Beirut. We are saddened ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 15 Sept 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: Rule of 6 – COVID-19 Secure venues (including museums and galleries) can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 ...
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Employing Talent from Europe and beyond: what’s changing in January 2021 and what should employers be doing to prepare?

For Scottish employers faced with skills shortages in the domestic labour market, recruiting talent from overseas is often critical to the growth of the business. With the imminent changes to the UK immigration system as a result of Brexit, the aim of this webinar is to inform companies who have ...
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Museums are already working hard to preserve coronavirus artefacts

This article was first published by ArtsHub https://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/covid-19/the-conversation/museums-are-already-working-hard-to-preserve-coronavirus-artefacts-261009 In the future, generations will need the means to understand how the coronavirus pandemic affected our world, so while museums are losing millions every week, they are committed to preserving coronavirus artefacts. The COVID-19 pandemic has no borders and has caused the deaths of ...
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Reinventing Museums: Pandemic Disruption as an Opportunity for Change

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museums https://www.aam-us.org/2020/07/07/reinventing-museums-pandemic-disruption-as-an-opportunity-for-change/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=ffd42e97df-Dispatches_July30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-ffd42e97df-37422009 Author: Elizabeth Merritt Looking for some good things in a terrible time, people have pointed out that air pollution plummeted as the world locked down, sea turtles are nesting undisturbed, managers are realizing telecommuting actually increases productivity, and insurers, providers, regulators and patients are embracing telemedicine (which, ...
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