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The Prado Is Installing Replica Works by Goya, El Greco, and Other Old Masters From Its Collection All Over Madrid

This article was first published by artnet news. Walking along the streets of Madrid right now, locals and visitors alike will discover hidden gems all around town. Exact replicas of masterpieces from the Prado museum, including paintings by Goya, El Greco, and Fra Angelico, have been installed behind tree branches, inside airport ...
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Italian Art Restorers Used Bacteria to Clean Michelangelo Masterpieces

This article was first published in the Smithsonian Magazine. In 1520, Cardinal Giulio de’ Medici—soon to be Pope Clement VII—commissioned Michelangelo to construct an ornate tomb for his family. In addition to creating a marble interior whose “strange proportions and thicknesses” defied classical conventions, per Encyclopedia Britannica, the Renaissance artist sculpted likenesses of two Medici dukes (Giuliano di ...
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Oral History Society (UK) Annual Conference Oral History and the Media Online Conference

Virtual Conference 2021 Oral History and the Media Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July 2021 Oral history and the media have an important but complex relationship. The media has long been a significant producer of, and outlet for, oral history.  Originating in the pioneering oral history TV and radio productions in the 1960s ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 7 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 advice, including: the announcement of the criteria for the fifth grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Step 4 will take place no earlier than 21 June. DCMS ...
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Register for the online ICOM UK AGM on Thursday 10 June, 12:00 – 13:30

The ICOM UK 2021 AGM takes place online 12:00 – 13:30 on Thursday 10 June 2021. We welcome and encourage all members to attend. The formal AGM business will be followed by an informal networking opportunity for members. Members need to register for the AGM before 16:00 on Wednesday 9 June ...
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Barker Langham films for the cultural sector

In March 2021, Barker Langham produced three hour-long films for the 2021 Working Internationally Conference organised by ICOM UK and NMDC.   These films explored and debated some of the most significant global issues affecting museums and the cultural industry today: social justice, sustainability, and the future of museums. Presenting a series ...
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Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Museum Directors & Professionals Webinar on 14 October 2021

The Corona crisis has hit museums particularly hard. Museum Directors are bound to cut costs and renegotiate projects, budgets, contracts with providers or even insurances. Global is organising an inspiring Advanced Negotiation Techniques seminar for museum directors & professionals with a world authority: Prof Cullen, founder of the renowned Oxford University ...
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Art Fund new grant programmes 2021

Art Fund has launched a £2million Reimagine grants scheme, designed to inspire creativity, and increase stability across the sector. The aims of the programme are to support organisations as you transform your activities following the lockdowns and help build expertise, capacity, and connections to help achieve your aims for your organisation ...
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Museums professionals in Belgium are asking to implement a transparent restitution policy, to work on an equal footing with former colonies, and to give back generously

That is what academics, curators, and heritage specialists are asking the Belgian authorities. They have presented a report on ethical principles for addressing the restitution and management of colonial collections. In October 2018, some 60 academics and staff from the academic and museum and heritage sectors asked in an open letter ...
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Save the date ! Collecting the traces of the Covid – Tuesday June 15th from 1pm (Paris time)

Tuesday, June 15th from 1 to 2:30 pm (Paris time) meet and discuss on Zoom “Collecting the traces of the Covid: how will museums bear witness to this page in world history ?”  Between objects and ideas, how have museums collected traces of Covid? How is this pandemic observed, experienced and narrated by museums? Did the pandemic ...
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