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The rise of the virtual gallery tour: what works and what doesn’t (yet)

This article was first published online by FRAME https://www.frameweb.com/news/virtual-gallery-tour-covid-19-crisis Received wisdom, and newspaper columnists, would have you believe that we’re currently experiencing a revolution in the way we consume art and artefacts online. The British Museum, frequently the institution at the top of the global visitor-number leaderboard, has seen a corresponding ...
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#AAMvirtual Registration is Now Open! 18 May and 1-4 June 2020

Announcing #AAMvirtual In this unprecedented time, many of us are experimenting with new ways to connect, stay engaged, and provide meaningful online experiences. In this spirit, we are excited to announce that our American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting is going virtual! Kicking off on International Museums Day, May 18, and continuing June ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 4 May 2020

Below is a link to download the latest coronavirus PDF bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information.  Updates this week include: Bounce Back loan scheme launches today Online eligibility checker tool for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme information on a series of webinars explaining the support available http://uk.icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Coronavirus-bulletin-20200504.pdf
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Recent graduates and emerging professionals in India and Germany share their experience of working through the Covid-19 pandemic

ICOM UK wants to hear from its younger members. Chloe Carroll finished her Masters in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art nearly 12 months ago. Here she talks to some of the international students she graduated with about their experiences of working through the pandemic. Last July I ...
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How are museums in Sweden coping with the Covid-19 pandemic

As countries across the world are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are talking to our museum colleagues in different counties to find out how they and their museums have been coping. ICOM UK Committee Member, Arran Rees talks with Elisabeth Boogh, the Collections Strategist at Stockholm County (Läns) Museum in ...
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How Berlin museums will manage the re-opening of their museums in May

This article was first published on the artnet website https://news.artnet.com/art-world/berlin-museums-set-reopen-1840299 Kate Brown, April 22, 2020 Berlin Museums Just Got the Green Light to Reopen in Early May. Here’s How They Are Working to Make It Safe Museums will have to manage heightened security and hygiene-related costs, alongside a predicted dip in ticketing income. As ...
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4 Ways Museums Can Successfully Leverage Digital Content and Channels during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This article was first published on the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) website: https://www.aam-us.org/2020/03/25/4-ways-museums-can-successfully-leverage-digital-content-and-channels-during-coronavirus-covid-19/ In the age of coronavirus (COVID-19), museums are facing unprecedented difficulties and uncertainty. In the past weeks, three-quarters of museums have shut down, starting with behemoths like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Smithsonian’s museums. ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 27 April 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF bulletin on Coronavirus from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information, including: details of the Museums in Quarantine week on the BBC ACE has set out details and objectives for the NPO grant scheme the government has launched the coronavirus ...
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How Museums in China Are Reopening Post-COVID-19

This article was first published by Dragon Tail https://dragontrail.com/resources/blog/how-museums-in-china-are-reopening-post-covid-19 Museums and other tourist attractions throughout China are reopening as the COVID-19 crisis subsides and domestic tourism begins to show signs of recovery. To assure visitors of safety and help prevent a second outbreak, attractions are taking special measures. These strategies provide ...
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ICOM Voices – ICOM wants to hear from you!

The ICOM website serves as a communication platform for museum- and heritage-related projects, experiences and discussions about the sector. It promotes themes that are at the heart of the museum’s mission today such as sustainability, local development/community, heritage protection, intangible heritage and working conditions for museum professionals. To encourage the exchange ...
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