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Update following ICOM UK AGM and social session on 10 June 2021

Thank you to all of our members who attended the 2021 Online ICOM UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 June, followed by an online informal networking session. The papers from the  2021 Online AGM are available on the ICOM UK website. The draft minutes from the 2021 Online AGM will be ...
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Ireland, Museums, Empire, Colonialism: Collections, Archives, Buildings and Landscapes : Deadline 2 July 2021

Ulster Museum and Queen’s University Belfast (or online depending on COVID-19). 8-9 April 2022. Confirmed keynotes: Professor Hakim Adi (University of Chichester), Professor Corinne Fowler (University of Leicester), Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinith College Dublin), Lynn Scarff (National Museum of Ireland) and Dr Audrey Whitty (National Museum of Ireland and Irish Museums Association). The ...
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Red Lists come to Life: a Louvre exhibition aims to raise awareness of illicit trafficking in cultural property

Until 13 December 2021, the Louvre Museum is presenting six archaeological objects seized by the French authorities between 2012 and 2016: an initiative that confirms the key role of museums in raising awareness of the dangers threatening cultural heritage and underlines the importance of international cooperation in the fight against ...
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Manchester Museum: Carbon Literate Museums are the future

Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, Museum Development North West and the Carbon Literacy Trust are delighted to announce that they have been awarded £136,750 of Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant funding for an ambitious twoyear partnership project, ‘Roots & Branches’, which aims to accelerate the ...
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Invitation: Survey on Crowdfunding in the Cultural and Creative Industries

The cultural and creative industries have been affected by the emergence of online platforms and various service providers in many ways. A team of international researchers conducting a large-scale international study on the use of crowdfunding in the cultural and creative industries, including the United Kingdom. The survey is available on: https://www.survey-xact.dk/LinkCollector?key=2NV3P1PNS192 This survey ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 14 June 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 has announced a 4-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place in England. It is expected that England will move to ...
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EU-UK Trade Agreement: Newsletter 11 June

Below is a link to the latest newsletter from DCMS on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This issue contains information on the following: EU Settlement Scheme closes on 30 June Overview of importing and exporting requirements and processes. Consultations on trade with Canada, Mexico and India https://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Newsletter-EU-UK-Trade-Agreement-20210611.pdf
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What progress have US museums made on diversity, after a year of racial reckoning?

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper. In the year since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, US art museums have faced greater pressure than ever before to root out racial injustice in their institutions, from a lack of diversity in their workforces and audiences to a ...
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ICOM Earth Day webinar available on YouTube

ICOM’s Earth Day 2021 webinar brought together museum professionals and climate activists from four different regions to explore what sustainability means in different parts of the world, with a focus on how partnerships and communication can empower success. Watch the webinar >>
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Call for papers – ICOM ICEE Annual Conference Online: Reimagining Exhibition Exchange

2021 ICOM ICEE Annual Conference Reimagining Exhibition Exchange September 28 – 30, 2021 In Collaboration with the Museum of Art and History of the City of Geneva (MAH) and ICOM Switzerland CALL FOR PAPERS & IDEAS   More than a year after the global pandemic forced institutions to shut down their doors, museums, science centers, and exhibition developers ...
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