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Training Needs Survey – Tell Us Your Requirements!

SWFed Flickr Stock Cafe TrainingThe SWFed, The National Archives and the National Trust are working in partnership to look at bringing additional training opportunities within the reach of staff and volunteers in museums and heritage organisations across the South West.

Follow this link to a short survey and tell us what you would like to see offered through an additional training programme in the South West and how it might work for you –

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Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

New SWFed Website Volunteer | Susan Leedham

Susan Leedham

Susan Leedham, new SWFed volunteer

We are pleased to announce a new website and social media volunteer will be joining our team at SWFed. Susan Leedham is currently a PhD student at Plymouth University, and will be assisting the Communications Administrator and Communications Officer (role currently vacant – see below) in carrying out the 2015 – 2018 Communications Strategy.


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Posted September 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

SWMDP Launches New Small Scale Capital Grants Scheme

SWMDP blueAre you an Accredited museum in the south west? Are you looking to expand your programming to include loans from Major Partner Museums and National Museums to engage new audiences? South West Museum Development Programme are delivering a new grants scheme on behalf of Arts Council England for museums looking to undertake capital projects to make this ambition a reality. Grants between £5,000 and £50,000 are available, find out more here.

Posted September 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

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BristolThis month we turn the spotlight on to a SW Fed member organisation in Bristol: the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

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