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ICOM UK Museum Definition Survey launches Thurs 11 March (closes 31 March)

In 2019, the ICOM Extraordinary General Assembly held in Kyoto approved a motion to postpone the vote on a new museum definition, deciding to enter into a process of consultation and improved cooperation between committees.   ICOM announced in December 2020 its intention to produce a new definition in time for the 2022 ...
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Museum’s in the 2020s, Honing Focus on Equity and Marginalized Voices

This article was first published by Detroit Is It. After a year that saw the fight for social justice erupt across the American cultural sphere, museums are approaching a topic not frequently at the forefront of the conversation, how to align marginalized voices better and create a more community-centered museum experience. Honing in ...
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Making Histories – a Te Papa project exploring different experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic

This article was first published on the blog of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Curator Asian New Zealand Histories Dr Grace Gassin introduces Making Histories – a Te Papa project exploring different experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We’re all living through a crisis of global proportions as we continue to ...
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ICOM Europe Webinar: Europe’s ‘Big Museums’ and Covid – the biggest museums talk about the impact: present and future

The annual spring seminar of ICOM Europe will take place under the modality of a webinar, focusing on one of the hottest topics in European museums, a topic where trends already in development intersect in the most dramatic way with the current pandemic crisis.  Put in simple terms: what happened, ...
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M+H Awards: Sustainable Project of the Year – enter before 31 March

In partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, M+H Awards are seeking the UK’s most outstanding environmentally sustainable project or exhibition.  Can your organisation demonstrate best practice in its approach to managing environmental impacts during 2020?  Could you scoop the Sustainable Project of the Year award? M+H Awards are looking for ...
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International Museum Day 2021, 18 May

The year 2020 has been like no other. The Covid-19 crisis has swept the whole world abruptly, affecting every aspect of our lives, from the interactions with our loved ones, to the way we perceive our homes and cities, to our work and its organisation. Some already pressing issues have ...
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The Value of Digital Conversations in 2020

In May/June 2020, Vastari, a technology firm that facilitates temporary museum exhibition exchanges, carried out a survey to shine a light on the post-pandemic uncertainty regarding exhibitions. In response, 50 museum leaders indicated that informal conversations with other museums, together with official advice from government bodies, were the most helpful ...
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NOMAD EXHIBITIONS Becomes First Exhibition Producer To Join UN Climate Initiative

Nomad Exhibitions, a leading Edinburgh-based exhibition producer and designer, becomes one of the first arts organisations in the world to sign up to the United Nations Climate Neutral Now initiative. For Nomad, this pledge solidifies their commitment to tackle climate change and they hope to set the precedent for other ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 1 March

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 details as to when businesses can reopen. In Step 2 (no earlier than 12 April): outdoor attractions will reopen at museums and galleries. Permitted businesses ...
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Interview with Eric Langham

We continue our interview series by introducing the partners we are working with on this year’s online Working Internationally Conference. Organised in collaboration with NMDC, with support from the British Council and curatorial support from Barker Langham, the conference will take the form of online sessions spread over three days, 16 ...
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