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Former SWFed Chair Among Museums Association Board Nominees

Vicky_Oct_2013Voting is now open in the 2016 Museums Association board election. This year there are six candidates standing for three places on the board. Included in the nominations is Vicky Dawson (right), the former chair of the SWFed.

If you are a member of the Museums Association, you should have received voting information. Polling will close at 5pm on Sunday 28 February 2016 and the Museums Association will announce the results on Wednesday 2 March 2016.

Posted February 9, 2016 at 9:00 am


Holburne Museum Lecture Offer – Art in Museums in Nineteenth Century Britain

Holburne Museum LogoOn Thursday 18 February at 7pm, award winning author, art historian, and curator Giles Waterfield will be delivering a lecture entitled FOR INSTRUCTION AND RECREATION: ART MUSEUMS IN 19th CENTURY BRITAIN at the Holburne Museum in Bath. Holburne would like to invite colleagues from other local museum institutions to attend this lecture at the reduced rate of £4 per ticket (£10 normal price).

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Posted February 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm


Arts for health and wellbeing: an evaluation framework

swfed logo allPublic Health England has compiled an evaluation document to assess arts for health and wellbeing projects. The document suggests a standard framework for reporting of project activities that will strengthen understanding of what works in specific contexts and enable realistic assessment and appropriate comparisons to be made between programmes.

Download the evaluation document here.


At the end of this month it’s Museums and Wellbeing Week (29 February – 6 March 2016). Click here to find out more and how you can get involved.

Posted February 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm


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DevonThis month we focus on the county of Devon. Look out for further updates in our latest news and find all of the news for Devon on our county pages.

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