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Join us on our new Facebook page and ways to stay connected with ICOM UK across our social media channels

ICOM UK uses social media to keep our members and friends up-to-date with our news and to share insights, experiences and opportunities from across the sector – both in the UK and internationally.  It is one of the best ways to stay connected with ICOM UK and our global network. We ...
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Join the UK-Australia Season 2021-22 exploring our shared history and culture

British Council is inviting arts organisations and individuals based in the UK to submit project proposals for inclusion in the UK/Australia Season. The UK/Australia Season will explore and celebrate the relationship between Australia and the UK across the arts, creative industries, and higher education. It will take place August to November ...
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When you can’t be in the Field: Taking working from home to the extreme

This article was first published on the blog of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa https://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2020/07/23/when-you-cant-be-in-the-field-taking-working-from-home-to-the-extreme/ Te Papa’s touring exhibition Bug Lab has enjoyed a very successful season since June 2019 at one of the largest museums in the world, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibition was due to be ...
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In a Historic Move, France Has Taken a Major Step Towards Fully Restituting 27 Looted African Objects to Senegal and Benin

This article was first published in artnet news https://news.artnet.com/art-world/france-objects-benin-deaccession-1895202 New legislation in France could see 26 looted objects returned to Benin and a sword restituted to Senegal. The French government has taken its first major legal step towards officially restituting 27 looted objects from its national collections to the former colonies of ...
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Use your ICOM card for free entry to the Linda McCartney Retrospective at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

In 2020 the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool will host a major retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photography. From her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s, to family life with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film. The exhibition features more than 200 extraordinary images that reveal what ...
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China Engaged: How Museums and Galleries Increased Engagement during Covid-19 Shutdown

This article was first published by the British Council https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/stories/china-engaged-how-museums-and-galleries-maintained-and-increased-engagement-during-the-covid-19-shutdown/ In a report released by Jing Travel in March, 2020, Richard Whiddington and Peter Huang identified four major trends among the major cultural institutions in China in response to the covid-19 outbreak and subsequent museum and gallery closures: innovation, collaboration, thinking ...
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muscom.online Museum Community Forum

Tatiana Pokoptseva has created a non-commercial international community forum for museum staff to collaborate, discuss, support and inspire each other.  The online forum was created during the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage communication and cooperation among museum professionals. You can join the forum at https://www.muscom.online/ 
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The unluckiest museums in the world? Croatia faces string of natural disasters

This article was first published by The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/are-these-the-unluckiest-museums-in-the-world Zagreb was hit by an earthquake in March at the height of Covid-19, and now by a severe storm. “What next: Godzilla?” said a citizen of Croatia’s capital after a freak storm hit Zagreb on the night of 24 July, just four months ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 3 August 2020

Below is a link to download the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government advice, including: Face coverings will be mandatory in museums and galleries in England from 8 August. Details have been announced on how £880 million of the government’s £1.57 billion ...
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Wed 5 August, 2pm BST, ICOM Webinar: Local Communities Strengthening Museums

ICOM is pleased to announce the webinar “Local Communities Strengthening Museums”: an open online debate regarding the current relationship between museums and local communities, proposing actions and activities recently implemented in different areas of the world. The webinar aims to emphasize the crucial role that local communities can play towards ...
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