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Last chance to respond to Consultation 3 for the ICOM Museum Definition – deadline 09:00 Monday 20 September

ICOM has announced Consultation 3 as part of the Museum Definition consultation process. Please complete this Museum Definition Consultation 3 survey before 09:00 BST (UK time) on Monday 20 September 2021.  This survey will take approx. 15 minutes to complete after you have read the data analysis report. The results from this ...
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ICOM UK Interview Series: Adrian Kerr, manager / curator of the Museum of Free Derry

Adrian Kerr is the manager/curator of the Museum of Free Derry, the award-winning Bogside museum that was set up by the Bloody Sunday Trust to tell the story of the civil rights and Free Derry eras in the late 1960s and early 1970s from the point of view of those ...
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Transatlantic slavery and museums forum launched

This article was first published by the Museums Association. National Museums Liverpool (NML) has launched a national network to share learning across the sector about the legacy of transatlantic slavery. Plans for the Transatlantic Slavery and Legacies in Museums Forum were announced this week to coincide with Slavery Remembrance Day on 23 ...
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Great Tapestry of Scotland to go on show at its own gallery for first time

This article was first published in The Guardian. Beginning at the glacial formation of mountains and glens more than 420m years ago, spanning from the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 to the reconvening of the Holyrood parliament in 1999, up to Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory of 2013, the Great Tapestry of Scotland – ...
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British Art Network’s new round of bursary opportunities: Emerging Curators Group and Research Groups

Applications are now open for two bursary opportunities: Emerging Curators Group and Research Groups. Emerging Curators Group Bursary Opportunity Deadline: 4 October 2021, 12pm BST Are you involved in producing exhibitions or art research? Does this work include a focus on British art? Are you passionate about making positive changes to the way British ...
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How can we end antiquities trafficking?

This article was first published by Al Jazeera. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the theft and trafficking of antiquities and historical manuscripts, eroding our collective memory and ability to share it with future generations. Many feel as if the COVID-19 pandemic is stealing their present and jeopardising their future. But this unprecedented ...
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The Guardian view on the Art Fund Museums Prize: serving communities

This article was first published by The Guardian. The past year has rightly shifted the way that cultural value is estimated. In living memory, there has been no worse year for museums and galleries, along with many other arts organisations. With closure forced on them by the pandemic, they were unable to ...
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Blackpool starts construction on £13m Showtown museum

This article was first published by blooloop. Blackpool has started construction on the £13m Showtown, the seaside resort’s first museum of fun and entertainment, opening in April 2023. Showtown, Blackpool’s first museum of fun and entertainment, has started construction after a lease was signed by Blackpool Council and Coolsilk Property & Investment Ltd. The immersive museum will be ...
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The Hermitage Museum Aims to Raise Funds in Russia With NFTs

This article was first published by MuseumNext. Saint Petersburg’s world-famous Hermitage Museum announced in July that it is considering the possibility of issuing non fungible tokens (NFTs) for works of art it has in its extensive collection. NFTs are a digital way that the proof of ownership of any digital asset ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 6 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 Job Retention Scheme, which closes at the end of September The National Lottery Days Out campaign – £25 vouchers will be available to spend ...
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