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SW Museum Skills Programme 2016 – 2017 launches today!

SWMD_Proglogo-nlThe first South West Museum Skills programme sessions for 2016/17 have now been announced. Over 20 sessions will run from June 2016 until March 2017 and dates and bookings for the sessions will be released in three tranches during the year.

The following training for the first tranche will be delivered in June and July 2016.

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Posted May 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm


Arts Council England announce more than £2.4 million of funding for museums

Arts_council_LOGOArts Council England are making £2.4 million available to museums through the second round of the Ready to Borrow scheme.

This programme allows museums to borrow from national organisations, by helping them upgrade exhibition spaces. This will give more people around the country the opportunity to learn from and enjoy cultural objects.

The funds will be distributed by our nine Museum Development partners across the country as small grants. Read More…

Posted May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am


Conference Workshop Spotlight: Josh Gaillemin – Partner, The Whole Story

Josh Gaillemin SWFed 2016We’d like to introduce all of the workshop hosts at our 2016 Conference & AGM on the theme of Visitor Experience. Next up is Josh Gaillemin – Partner, The Whole Story.

Josh will be hosting a workshop entitled Pro-actively approaching and engaging visitors with collections.

“Staff and volunteers are the face of your organization, and a conversation with them is often what makes a visit stand out. For some FoH staff, these conversations are harder than for others to get started (or to stop!) We will look at ways to encourage and support staff and volunteers to be more proactive in their approach to visitors, and to ensure they appreciate the value these interactions have: to visitors, to your organization and to themselves.”

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Posted May 27, 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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