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Thank you for attending the online 2021 Working Internationally Conference

Thank you to all of our members who attended the online 2021 Working Internationally Conference last week. We recorded most of the sessions and we are now working on making them available to all ICOM UK members and conference attendees in April. If you attended the conference, please take less than 10 ...
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Please contribute to the ICOM Museum Definition consultation before 31 March

Please take 10 minutes before 31 March to contribute to Step 3 of the ICOM Museum Definition consultation process. Click HERE to complete the Step 3 ICOM UK Museum Definition Consultation Survey. In 2019, the ICOM Extraordinary General Assembly held in Kyoto approved a motion to postpone the vote on a new museum ...
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ICOM Europe webinar – Europe’s ‘Big Museums’ and Covid, Tues 30 March, 13:00 GMT

Europe’s ‘Big Museums’ and Covid the biggest museums talk about the impact: present and future Tuesday 30 March, 13:00 – 16:00 GMT Free access (up to the limit of the web-room) at: https://zoom.us/j/92276753910?pwd=K2xnRzQ2RFR5Q3RtWkVZVnpna1llUT09 Webinar programme:  Welcome words: Alberto Garlandini, President of ICOM Opening message: Lazare Eloundou, Director of Culture and Emergencies in the Culture Sector of ...
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‘The year that transformed the world’: US museum launches Covid exhibition

This article was first published by The Guardian. From months of lockdown to seemingly endless mask wearing, homeschooling and the tedium of Zoom meetings, there are few aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic that those living through it will want to remember. But in Miami, at least, it is going to be impossible to ...
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MGS Museums and Galleries in Action Report

A year ago, Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) launched the Delivery Plan for the National Strategy for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries 2020-2022.  Despite the challenges, museums and galleries in Scotland have continued to deliver against the Strategy’s six aims and work within the restrictions of the pandemic by reacting to audience ...
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Taiwan museums shake off fusty image to lure new audience

This article was first published by NIKKEI Asia. Most of the hand-wringing in Asia over the havoc wreaked by the pandemic has been around the economy. Yet art and culture, a sector that can uplift spirits in these troubled times, has largely been overlooked by governments. With museums across the world shut ...
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To Disperse Crowds, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery Will Send Its Art Around Tuscany

This article was first published by AFAR. Before the pandemic, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery saw upwards of 12,000 visitors daily. The entrance line could take three hours to get through, and once inside, crowds packed the rooms displaying the Uffizi’s most famous Renaissance artworks, including Michelangelo’s Holy Family and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. Many of the world’s top ...
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Cultural relations in a time of crisis

This article was first published by the British Council. Kate Ewart-Biggs OBE, (Interim Chief Executive) reflects on a difficult year for the British Council and the lessons for the future of cultural relations. The British Council plays a vital role in building the trust and the connections and networks that are the ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Coronavirus Bulletin 8 March

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: Measures in the Budget to support the cultural sector: Furlough scheme extended until 30 September, with employer contributions to wages from 1 July Self-Employment Income Support Scheme ...
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Last chance to book for online 2021 Working Internationally Conference, 16-18 March

Booking for the online 2021 Working Internationally Conference closes at 17:00 GMT on Thursday 11 March.  This is to ensure all delegates receive the online joining instructions and an e-delegate pack before the conference starts on Tuesday 16 March at 10:00. ICOM UK, ICOM and NMDC members can book free places ...
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