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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 20 Sept 2021

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 new system for international travel the announcement of a new Secretary of State at DCMS https://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Coronavirus-bulletin-20210920.pdf
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Interview with Sarah Costigan, Little Museum of Dublin, Ireland

This is the third in a series of interviews with sector colleagues about new museum practice and projects from Wales, Scotland and the island of Ireland. Hannah Crowdy, Head of Curatorial for National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) talks to Sarah Costigan of the Little Museum of Dublin.   HC:  Sarah, would you tell us something ...
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ICOM UK and ICOM Italy partnering to share and highlight voices and action around climate change and COP26

We are very excited to announce that ICOM UK is partnering with ICOM Italy to share and highlight voices and actions around climate change and COP26.  The collaboration takes place in the build-up and during the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November, co-hosted by Italy.  We will collaborate to help ...
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MGS Survey on Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums

A project is taking place called Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums. This project is exploring the ways Scottish museums can help empower people to explore Scotland’s connections with empire, slavery and racism. The project gives you the opportunity to shape Scotland’s museums. We want to hear your views and listen to your experiences. ...
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British Council—the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations—winds down in 20 countries

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. In a blow to the UK’s standing as a soft culture superpower, the British Council is “significantly reducing its operations” in 20 countries including Afghanistan and Australia as part of a cost-cutting exercise. A British Council spokesperson tells The Art Newspaper that due to the ...
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Free Vastari webinar, 5 Oct 2021 – Elephant in the Room: Are temporary exhibitions under threat or do museums need them more than ever?

Elephant in the Room: Are temporary exhibitions under threat or do museums need them more than ever? Tuesday 5 October 2021, 17:00 (UK time) In 2021, institutions are trying to do whatever they can to keep their doors open, while wrestling with staff shortages, budget cuts and a stronger awareness of their ...
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After the withdrawal, U.S. museums need to tell a richer story about Afghanistan

This article was first published by the Los Angeles Times. Over the years, the U.S. public has shown little appetite for the war in Afghanistan. The same could be said for the country’s cultural institutions. We have been at war with and occupied Afghanistan for two decades, yet culturally it has ...
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Brussels doctors to prescribe museum visits for Covid stress

This article was first published by The Guardian. Doctors in Brussels will be able to prescribe museum visits as part of a three-month trial designed to rebuild mental health amid the Covid pandemic. Patients being treated for stress at Brugmann hospital, one of the largest in the Belgian capital, will be offered ...
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Soane Lates return!

Sir John Soane’s Museum announce the return of their much-loved Soane Lates this autumn! The Museum is at its most awe-inspiring after dark, its vast, eclectic collections lit spectacularly by spotlights.  Soane Lates take place on 24 September and 29 October. Find out more and book online at https://www.soane.org/whats-on/soane-lates
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 14 Sept 2021

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 government’s announcement of its ‘COVID-19 Response – Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England. It consists ...
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