South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Memberships

Become a member and enjoy access to a range of benefits and opportunities.

Mentor Match

Skills matching service bringing together museum professionals for mentoring and professional support

CASE report explores the role of culture, sport and heritage in place shaping

The study focuses on generating evidence to support the argument that culture, sport and heritage infrastructure and investment have the ability to promote and drive positive economic and social outcomes at the local level.

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@HeritageChat – A Twitter chat for the heritage sector

Heritage2020 is seeking input for a proposed historic environment sector Twitter chat, #HeritageChat.

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Call for interim protection for listed buildings after Jacobean ceiling destroyed in Bristol

A petition has been set up to close a planning loophole after a 400-year-old ceiling in Bristol’s Old City was destroyed.

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John Ellerman Foundation launches Regional Museums and Galleries Fund

John Ellerman Foundation has created a Regional Museums and Galleries Fund​, focusing on visual and decorative arts and social and natural history collections.

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Foundation Course: Effective Engagement (in partnership with SWFed)

GEM’s new Foundation Course: Effective Engagement has been developed as part of GEM’s ACE-funded Learning & Sharing Centre (LSC) project. It has been developed in partnership with the SWFed using Museum Resilience funding from Arts Council England.

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Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing is one of five GEM intermediate courses that will address the core competencies identified by GEM, to help raise professional standards in the museum, heritage and cultural sector.

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Foundation Course: Museum Learning 2017

GEM’s foundation course is intended for those in their first year or so of their museum education career; or for those working in a different part of the heritage sector but wishing to take up an education position.

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How to choose your partners

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Accreditation Standard

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Fundraising: Income Generation

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Marketing & Social Media: Publicity & Promotion

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Collections: Development

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