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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 30 November

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: The list of local restriction tiers by area The Spending Review Christmas period guidance Self-Employment Income Support Scheme http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Coronavirus-bulletin-20201130-2.pdf
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Brexit Transition Period Bulletin 30 November

Below is a link to download the latest DCMS Brexit Transition Period Bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, including links to government information and advice, including: public sector procurement guidance for DCMS sectors Export Licensing FAQs trading under WTO rules http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Newsletter-Transition-Period-20201130.pdf
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Museums in Spain remain open despite tougher lockdown measures

This article was first published by Experience UK https://www.experienceuk.org/blog/museums-in-spain-remain-open-despite-tougher-lockdown-measures Museums across Spain remain open despite the nation’s government imposing stricter pandemic restrictions. As we head into the Winter months, many museums across Europe have shut themselves away from ample of visitors and tourists. A surge in COVID 19 cases across the continent ...
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‘Restitution is important but it is not essential’: the African museums building a homegrown cultural revival

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/african-museums-restitution?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 Though African institutions want looted artefacts to return home, they are more preoccupied with promoting living artists and treasures. “African cultural heritage can no longer remain a prisoner of European museums”, tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron on 28 November 2017. A report ...
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ACE Publishes Brexit Transition Guide

Arts Council England (ACE) have published a guide that provides information to help organisations prepare for the end of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020, now that the UK has left the European Union. The guide covers a range of topics related to the transition including: EU funding for projects under ...
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Record culture budget approved by German parliament

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/record-culture-budget-approved-by-german-parliament?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 The budget committee of Germany’s lower house of parliament has approved the highest ever federal culture budget of €2.1bn for next year with funding earmarked for the renovation of the Bayreuth Festival theatre, a programme to preserve Berlin museum buildings, projects ...
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The He Art Museum, A Major New Art Centre In Guangdong, To Open This October

The first museum dedicated to celebrating art from southern China is opened to the public on October 1, 2020. The He Art Museum (HEM) in Shunde, Guangdong is the brainchild of He Jianfeng, president of investment firm Infore Holding Group. He is the eldest son of billionaire He Xiangjian, the founder ...
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Call for papers for Exhibition’s Fall 2021 issue

Call for Papers for the Fall 2021 Issue of Exhibition A journal of exhibition theory & practice for museum professionals, published by NAME. “Beyond the Walls” As a global pandemic shuttered or reshaped museums in 2020, it forced many who create physical exhibitions to think in new or different ways about how to ...
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New grants awarded to Cultural Protection Fund projects in Libya, Syria and Yemen

Nearly £500k in new grants awarded to seven Cultural Protection Fund projects in Libya, Syria and Yemen. Recognising the particular vulnerabilities and challenges of protecting cultural heritage in Yemen, Syria and Libya, in November 2019 the Cultural Protection Fund launched a new insight round. This insight round awarded small grants to ...
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Report: Heritage for Inclusive Growth

A new report by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, in partnership with British Council, suggests that a fresh approach to heritage could play a role in rejuvenating communities worldwide. Through case studies from across the UK, the research suggests a shift in focus from built ...
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