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Teen Art Councils Are Pushing for Change in Prestigious Museums

This article was first published by Teen Vogue https://www.teenvogue.com/story/teen-art-councils-are-pushing-for-change-in-prestigious-museums In any other year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s (MCA) teen council would have spent the summer mounting 21Minus, its annual exhibition of local teen artists. Instead, Teen Creative Agency (TCA), MCA’s leadership program for Chicago teens (14-19 years old), has been organizing, ...
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Scottish Government seeks ‘more accurate portrayal’ of slavery and colonial history in museum collections

This article was first published by M+H Advisor https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/scottish-government-seeks-accurate-portrayal-slavery-colonial-history-museum-collections/ An independent expert group will be sponsored by the Scottish Government as it seeks to ensure museums better represent the unsavoury side of the nation’s history and “learn from the mistakes and atrocities of the past”. This group, the Government has confirmed, will be ...
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The UK Needs A Black History Museum Of Its Own

This article was first published by Vogue https://www-vogue-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/black-british-museum?amp BY YOSOLA OLORUNSHOLA, 23 AUGUST 2020 In the midst of debates on decolonisation, Yosola Olorunshola wonders if the European museum model is fundamentally past its sell-by date. On a visit to the British Museum in 2018, I wandered into a small, dimly lit room beside the ...
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How Chinese Museums Closed and Reopened During COVID-19

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) https://www.aam-us.org/2020/07/10/how-chinese-museums-closed-and-reopened-during-covid-19/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=ffd42e97df-Dispatches_July30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-ffd42e97df-37422009 What Chinese museums did during their month-long closure Almost all Chinese museums closed immediately on January 24, only one day after the city of Wuhan locked down, to reduce the risk of infection in crowded places. Beginning in early ...
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Exhibitions during Covid-19: museums turn to ‘virtual couriers’ to protect unchaperoned art

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/covid-19-virtual-couriers To overcome travel restrictions, registrars are using Zoom and other technologies to monitor works on loan remotely. Necessity has been the mother of invention during the Covid-19 pandemic. Museum registrars have developed an innovative way for international loan exhibitions, many of which ...
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V&A Dundee exposes Scottish design icons’ slavery links

This article was first published by The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/27/va-dundee-exposes-scottish-design-icons-slavery-links Scotland’s newest museum, the V&A Dundee, has started challenging the cherished status of some of the country’s design icons, exposing their links to slavery, colonial wars and cultural appropriation. In a reassessment of its collection before its reopening this week, V&A Dundee has ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 7 September 2020

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: Kickstart scheme launched: £2bn fund to create high-quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and ...
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Interview with Nagwa Bakr, Community Exhibition Officer at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Egypt

Over the last five years ICOM UK has run a series of interviews exploring museums across the globe.  This Autumn Catherine McDermott and Claire Messenger have been talking to international colleagues about changes they have faced in the sector.  In the first of these discussions, Claire talks to Nagwa Bakr, ...
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Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

This article was first published by Devdiscourse https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/international/1188831-beirut-residents-determined-to-save-heritage-lost-to-blast They include old homes, restaurants, museums and churches. In the streets of two Beirut historic neighbourhoods, Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael, workers are erecting scaffolding to support buildings that have stood for more than a century – now at risk of collapse. For the past ...
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Black Lives Matter, Benin Bronzes and Britishness: how can UK museums decolonise?

This article was first published by M+H Advisor https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/features/black-lives-matter-benin-bronzes-and-britishness-how-can-uk-museums-decolonise/ 2020 will inevitably be remembered as the year a pandemic engulfed the world. If Covid-19 hadn’t come to dominate all aspects of existence, however, the last eight months may well have belonged far more exclusively to the Black Lives Matter movement. Events such ...
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