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Julie Bécaud, now a researcher at the Scottish Maritime Museum, explains her first steps into the arts in the UK.
A new international report calls for financial support as the timeline for reopening museums lengthens.
Tate becomes the latest institution to announce redundancies as the sector and its workforce warn of a years-long road to recovery.
A national arts charity has criticised threats to revoke funding to museums, saying 60% already fear they won't survive the pandemic.
The groups least likely to visit a gallery can curate shows the public wants – and that directors would never dream to create, writes James Green.
Cultural organisations and funders are investing in digital to keep artistic activity alive - whether social distancing rules persist or not.
The Government's edicts over controversial statues and other heritage assets are complicating the job of cultural organisations and councils responsible for managing them.
National Museums Liverpool and the V&A consult on redundancies amid a month-long decline in visitor numbers for England's major museums.
The proportion of adults taking part in the arts is the same as it was in 2005. ACE says there is still progress to be found in the figures.
Some museums are nearly running at their post-Covid capacity. But "reopening doesn't mean recovery" as up to 40% of ticket holders stay home.
Major museums are attracting less than 10% of the visitors they normally would - and paying through the nose to do so.
Heritage can grow the UK's post-Covid economy - but only if it starts "telling the stories of more diverse parts of Britain".
A 9-point checklist will guide the safe reopening of museums and galleries, but visitors may still stay away if the services and facilities they usually enjoy are not available.
The rateable value of an Exeter museum fell from £445,000 to just £1 following a Tribunal ruling that has opened the doors for others to appeal their rates bills.
The Government is encouraging the sector to welcome the public back, but museum directors warn that “permission to reopen does not resolve the huge issues currently facing the sector”.
Museums and galleries are preparing to address the conflicting challenges of attracting audiences back whilst having to postpone the most popular exhibitions until social distancing measures are lifted.
Museums and galleries across Europe are preparing to open, but the impact of social distancing measures and a lack of tourists raises concerns for their viability.
Volunteer programmes have been suspended and freelance contracts are at risk as museums take measures to sustain themselves through the Covid crisis.
As cultural venues sit empty, a national audit finds the UK's museums in dire condition.
UK museums, libraries, galleries and archives must “visibly and robustly stand up for freelancers who they frequently depend so greatly on”.