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Zak Mensah and Sara Wajid appointed joint CEOs of Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust, one of the UK’s largest independent museum trusts, has appointed Sara Wajid and Zak Mensah as joint CEOs. The pair will formally...

National Gallery Singapore commemorates National Day with new initiatives

To commemorate Singapore’s 55th year of independence the National Gallery Singapore has launched a series of on-site and online initiatives for the public to mark...

£200,000 investment in UK museums from Art Fund

Art Fund steps up fight for survival of the UK’s museums and galleries as leading museums re-open On the eve of the re-opening of museums...

London’s National Gallery Opens For Longer Due to ‘Huge Public Demand’

The National Gallery went into lockdown like every other major public institution in the UK in March. However, after over a hundred days of being...

Portland Art Space Yale Union Transfers Its Building

Yale Union, a centre for contemporary arts located in Portland, Oregon, announced in July that it plans to transfer the ownership of its historic building....

£2 million fund to support museums through the COVID-19 crisis announced

As the doors of Britain’s museums and galleries begin to open from today, Art Fund has announced that further funding and resources will be made...

Culture, coronavirus and the future of UK museums

As some UK museums prepare to reopen their doors, what does the future look like for cultural institutions in the immediate future? Recent reports have...

What does ‘museum’ actually mean? Unusual museums from around the globe

From strange artworks to severed heads, it’s safe to say that the word “museum” is a an umbrella term that can be interpreted in many...

Statues Removed Following Black Lives Matter Protests

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 but it has gained a great deal of momentum in 2020 following the death of George Floyd,...

How Have Museums Responded to the Black Lives Matter Protests?

When the video of the killing of George Floyd emerged in late May, it sparked mass protests in his home city of Minneapolis, spreading throughout...

Brooklyn Museum Opens Its Lobby to Black Lives Matter

The Brooklyn Museum in New York City has become one of the first major public institutions in the city to open its lobby space up...

As Protests Across America Continue, Museums Walk an Awkward Line

As protests across the United States continue following the killing of African-American George Floyd by a police officer, some museums seem unsure how to respond....

Donate to Support Justice for Black Live Now

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have spurred nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality. It’s time to take action and demand justice for...

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Brightens Coronavirus Crisis with Artist Poster Project

No fewer than fifty artists responded to a call from the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in The Netherlands to create an image or artwork to provide...

Farm offers Goats for Zoom meetings

Located in the beautiful Alden Valley, Lancashire, England, Cronkshaw Fold is a traditional hill farm with a passion for environmentally friendly farming, animal welfare and teaching...

Britain’s ‘Sistine Chapel’, the magnificent Painted Hall, goes digital  

As our sector adapts to the challenges of lock down, the Old Royal Naval College, part of Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, wanted to...

Museums are losing millions every week but they are already working hard to preserve coronavirus artefacts

The COVID-19 pandemic has no borders and has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of citizens from countries across the globe. But this outbreak...

Museum Resumes Flour Production During Coronavirus

A historic water-mill which is usually run as a museum in Dorset, England has started producing flour on a commercial scale to meet increased demand...

Texas Museums Given Green Light to Reopen

On April 27th, Texas governor gave the go ahead for restrictions put in place because of the Coronavirus Crisis to start to be lifted with...

Passover Plans Go Virtual with Jewish Heritage Network and Agora.io Partnership

The Jewish Heritage Network (JHN) has this week launched Yahad.net – meaning ‘together’ in Hebrew – an innovative digital solution where families and friends from around the world...

Museums Cut Staff as COVID-19 Bites

Many sectors have been put into an economic tailspin as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has swept the world throughout 2020. However, those...

Dutch Museum Offers a Miracle Hotline

Miracles may seem like they are in short supply right now but a museum in Utrecht is aiming to put that right with a telephone...

Museum Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

Museum professionals can expect some exciting new working environments in the coming twelve months with many new institutions set to open their doors for the...

Museum staff force Louvre to close over Coronavirus fears

Staff at Louvre voted “almost unanimously” not to open on Sunday over safety concerns about prevention measures linked to Coronavirus. With 130 cases now reported...