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ICOM survey raises concerns about the difficulties faced by museums and museum professionals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

To gather information on how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is affecting and will affect the cultural sector in the short and long term, ICOM launched a global survey to analyse the impact of lockdowns.

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Blog: 'Alpine Heritage: Interpreting Cultural Landscapes and their Communities'

Andrew Thompson begins a short series of posts about museums and heritage interpretation in the Alps. In this post he reflects on the ‘Pfitscherjoch Borderless’ exhibition, which is situated on a footpath at 2090 metres in the Zillertal in Austria.

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Engage announces small grants for organisations for activities during Children's Art Week 2020

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools from 29 June – 19 July 2020.

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AMA to launch free Digital Heritage Lab programme for small and medium sized museums

Digital Heritage Lab is a free programme for small and medium heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities and capacity.​ The full programme will launch in June, but support is already available to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Recreation and leisure COVID-19 roadmap taskforce announced

The Government has announced a recreation and leisure COVID-19 roadmap taskforce to look at how to support the restarting of this sector of the economy​. This will include tourism, culture and heritage, libraries, entertainment and sport (DCMS)...

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Discretionary government fund set up for small businesses outside scope of business grant scheme

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.

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ALVA provide latest insights into planning for re-opening and recovery for visitor attractions

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has this week provided a number of insights into planning for re-opening and recovery.

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Free access to Engage 44: Biennials and beyond now online

Enjoy free access to the latest issue of the Engage Journal...

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£50m Heritage Emergency Fund launches

​​The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus outbreak.​...

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Read the Charity Commission's guidance for charities in managing through the Coronavirus crisis

The Charity Commission has set out its response to charities who are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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