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

Report into impact of arts on health and wellbeing published

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing has published a report into its inquiry on the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing.

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Historic England reopens applications for its Heritage Action Zone initiative

Historic England has reopened applications for its Heritage Action Zone initiative which aims to improve economic growth and quality of life in communities across England by breathing new life into lovely old places.

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7 things we learnt about partnership working at the SWFed Conference

The 2017 SWFed Conference was themed on ‘Partnerships in Practise’ and saw an array of speakers give inspiring and useful talks about topics surrounding partnership working in the heritage sector. Here are some nuggets of information that we learnt

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Heritage 2020 releases summary of responses to 2016 consultation

At the end of 2016, Heritage 2020 ran a consultation to raise awareness of the Heritage 2020 initiative - a summary document has been released.

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Engaging Meetings for Trustees

This session explores how more engaging board meetings can help to build a stronger board.

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Planning and Sharing event for Takeover Day

Do you want to raise the aspirations of young people in your museum? Then come along to a Planning and Sharing event for Takeover Day 2017

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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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Accreditation Standard

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Activities & Programmes: Subject Specialist Networks

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Marketing & Social Media: Digital and Social Media

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Fundraising

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