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Voting now open! Help get contemporary art to Torre Abbey

Aowen Jin horniman-preview-1 (c) Jayden TangVoting is open from today until 14 May in the Museums at Night Connect! competitionTorre Abbey has been shortlisted to go to public vote for Connect! in October 2016. Torre Abbey will get a iframe/wigit put on the front page of their website, with links via social media for easy voting. Please help Torre Abbey to get an internationally-acclaimed artist to the South West.

Torre Abbey wrote a proposal to Aowen Jin, an artist who makes images that glow under UV light. They thought her work would be accessible and inspiring for children, young people and families as well as art-lovers, and they proposed that she worked with families and the public to make work in the gardens and the house.

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Posted April 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

Be part of something special: join our Board in its 85th year!

SWFed Conf 2016On 7 July at our Annual Conference and AGM, YOU could be voted in to one of our Board positions! All SWFed Board roles are up for re-election; please read the election and nomination information below. You don’t have to have 20 years’ experience in the sector, just a drive and enthusiasm to help us take the heritage sector in the south west forward together.

SWFed is a limited company with charitable status.  Board members are also Trustees of the South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (charity No 1113399).  The Board elects Directors of the Company (No 05536131) at its first meeting after the AGM. Read More…

Posted April 29, 2016 at 8:17 am

Opportunities to join the Arts Council England Designation Panel

Arts_council_LOGOArts Council England are seeking to recruit five new members of the Designation Panel to take up positions from August 2016.

The Designation Panel is made up of respected members in the fields of arts, cultural heritage and historical research.We are seeking high level individuals with strong collections experience, as well as individuals who have been closely involved in promoting England’s cultural history. Read More…

Posted April 28, 2016 at 8:00 am

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SWFed Conference and AGM 2016

SWFed Conf 2016Join us at our conference and 85th AGM covering the theme of Visitor Experience, 6-7 July at the University of Exeter. Find all information, speakers and booking details here.

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