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Coronavirus Updates 24th November 2020 – Three Tier System

Three tier system from Wednesday 2 December

From Wednesday 2 December, the current national restrictions will end and England will return to a three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions. The government will announce which areas are in which tier on Thursday 26 November. We recommend that you read the government’s full guidance on the tier system and the COVID-19 Winter Plan.

24 November 2020

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MDY Small Grants and Covid Essentials Support now available

New Covid Essentials Support

In response to the ongoing crisis and demand from museums, we are launching Covid Essentials to help you better survive now and prepare to reopen and relaunch your site.  We are encouraging projects of up to £500 with NO match funding. There is a total fund of £3,000 and we anticipate supporting around six projects.

24 November 2020

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Upcoming events

Understanding British Portraits: From De-colonial to Anti-colonial – What’s Next for Museum Interpretation?

This free online event from Understanding British Portraits explores the possibilities of decolonial action in the interpretation of museum objects, in particular the challenges of portraiture as a genre. By sharing ideas, strategies and activism, delegates are invited to take part in a day of conversation aimed at inspiring and empowering them to action within their institutions.

26 November 2020

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Elevenses – Wednesday 3rd December

Diversity and Inclusion: Diverse histories in natural history collections

Miranda Lowe, trustee of York Museums Trust, and Principal Curator & Museum Scientist at The Natural History Museum, joins us to talk about her work on identifying and sharing diverse stories in natural history collections. A chance to ask questions and discuss how you could move diversity and inclusion forwards at your museum.

3 December 2020

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