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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 13 Dec 21

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:   The Prime Minister has announced that in England we are now in Plan B. The key points are these: PM opening statement at COVID-19 press conference: ...
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Interview with Ruth Gooding, Arts Development Manager/Thelma Hulbert Gallery Curator in Honiton, East Devon

Catherine McDermott, Co-Chair of ICOM UK, speaks to Ruth Gooding, Arts Development Manager/Curator at Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, East Devon. Ruth, would you please introduce the gallery to ICOM UK members?  Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Honiton, hosts an acclaimed exhibition and learning programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions, alongside ...
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John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund

Deadline for applications – Friday 7 January 2022 Aim The Museums and Galleries Fund aims to help strengthen museums and galleries in the UK. We want to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader and more diverse public. We have earmarked 10 per cent of our overall grants budget ...
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NMS and NMM lead £250k community-led research project to tell diaspora stories

National Museums Scotland has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with the National Maritime Museum, London to enable organisations around the UK to work with community groups to explore experiences of empire, migration, and life in Britain through their collections. The £250,000 pilot project, entitled Exchange: Community-Led Collections Research, will see funding distributed to galleries, libraries, archives ...
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MuseumFutures Africa Project

MuseumFutures Africa is a pan-African, people-centred cultural project that works with museums across the continent to test, explore and study potentials for new formats of African museology. Visit the MuseumFutures Africa website. Spearheaded by the Goethe-Institut and a team of practitioners from the art and museum fields, the project was conceived in ...
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Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief Changes

Since the introduction of Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief Scheme in 2017, £34 million has been paid out to 415 claims, supporting 2,910 exhibitions. MGETR has now been extended to March 2024, but ACE are making the case to continue the scheme beyond that date and will be gathering ...
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Looted Sculptures from Palmyra Returned to Syria

This article was first published by ARTnews. In 2009 or 2010, three looted sculptures were taken from the ancient city of Palmyra. Several years later, customs officers in Switzerland seized them at a Geneva freeport. At last, they’re heading home to Syria, the Art Newspaper reports. The three sculptures date back to the second ...
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DCMS coronavirus bulletin update 8 Dec 21

The Prime Minister has announced the move to Plan B in England. Here is the latest information, and we will endeavour to get you more details as soon as we can. PM opening statement at COVID-19 press conference: 08/12 Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in England: 08/12 Move to Plan B ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 6 Dec 21

Below is a link to download the latest coronavirus PDF bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: Face coverings are compulsory in shops and on public transport in England. Face coverings are mandatory in museum shops in England. They are not mandatory in ...
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ICOM UK congratulates the Museums Association on the publication of their ‘Supporting Decolonisation in Museums’ guidance

ICOM UK would like to congratulate the Museums Association on the recent publication of their ‘Supporting Decolonisation in Museums’ guidance.  The guidance identifies that decolonisation is more than just a debate about collections but impacts every aspect of museum work, and its desire for representation and equality in all it ...
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