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Apply for the Textile Society Museum, Archive and Conservation Award 2017

The Textile Society offers an annual bursary award of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive or conservation sector in the UK. The Award is designed to support textile related projects within a museum, archive, or co...

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Museums Day set to help advocate for museums

A day of nationwide political advocacy to promote the work of UK museums has been announced by the Museums Association (MA) and National Museum Directors Council (NMDC). Museums Day will take place on 15 May and will be a focal point for all museum...

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Transport Trust awards open for nominations

The Transport Trust is inviting nominations for awards to help individuals and groups who are working hard to preserve items of importance to the Nation's transport heritage. Awards are made to transport restoration projects which underway but not compl...

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UK Digital Strategy launched to improve access to culture

The Government's UK Digital Strategy has been launched, setting out commitments to culture and heritage. The strategy includes plans to 'accelerate the digitisation of culture, and make culture accessible for all'. It pledges to: Undertake a Digital...

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Arts Marketing Association programmes open for applications

The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) has announced that it is currently taking applications for two exciting programmes. Both programmes – Future Proof Museums and the Digital Marketing Academy – are funded by Arts Council England and have already...

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HLF makes £3million commitment to future UK Cities of Culture

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced funding of £3m to the holder of the title UK City of Culture from 2021 onwards. The culture minister Matt Hancock recently announced that 11 areas from across the UK have registered bids. Wells is the candi...

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South West AMA Support Group Meeting

The Museums Association (MA) doesn't currently have a AMA Support Group Co-ordinator - when this is the case the MA host a meeting. The idea being that there is still an opportunity to meet up, discuss progress and problems; we can look at an ethical di...

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SWFed Spring Forum, 4 May 2017 - Save the Date

We are delighted to announce that our 2017 Spring Forum will be on 4th May, in partnership with The Flourish Project. It will be a day of sharing learning from The Flourish project on the subjects of: Audience Development Capital Development A...

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Museums Association publishes Manifesto for Tolerance and Inclusion

In light of the changing political landscape in the US, and an increase in racism and intolerance in the UK since the EU referendum, the Museums Association (MA) has published a Manifesto for Tolerance and Inclusion. The manifesto urges museums to up...

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SWFed Conference & AGM 2017: Partnerships in Practise - Exeter, 5-6 July (save the date)

This years conference explores and showcases examples of successful ‘partnerships in practise’, giving a chance to learn from others experience. Look out for the conference programme and early-bird tickets on the website soon.

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