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Flourishing in tough times: building resilience and sustainability
4 May 2017, 10am-3pm, Torquay Museum

The South Western Federation of Museums & Art Galleries (SWFed) Spring Forum 2017 is a one day event to learn about building resilience and sustainability in heritage organisations. It is free for SWFed members.

This event is a unique opportunity to gain advice, ideas and practical solutions for making your museum more sustainable, with a focus on financial sustainability

After the success of last year’s Spring Forum, we are delighted that we are once again partnering with The Flourish Project, who are kindly funding the event as part of their Arts Council England grant and covering ticket costs for our members.

Use the below form to register your place, or click here for more info.

Posted April 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm


The Museums + Heritage Show announces ambitious 2017 programme

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The Museums + Heritage Show 2017 is next month and the organisers of the UK’s most comprehensive event for the cultural sector has announced its most ambitious programme yet.

Taking place at Olympia West in London, on 17 + 18 May, the Museums + Heritage Show combines two great days of free-to-attend talks with the sector’s largest trade exhibition of more than 150 suppliers. The event is designed to offer increased support and information for key decision makers in museums, galleries, heritage and cultural attractions and is the event of choice for professionals across the sector to share ideas, knowledge and advice.
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Posted April 21, 2017 at 8:03 am


Arts Council England and DCMS announce funding to support libraries

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An innovative indoor soft play facility designed to engage children and families with learning and reading through play, a ‘human library’ where people can gift their talents or experience to someone in need, and initiatives that reduce social isolation and digital exclusion are amongst some of the projects being funded through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund.

Arts Council England and DCMS have announced that 30 local authorities’ libraries services from across the country will receive a total of £3.9 million from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund. Launched in December 2016 as part of The Libraries Taskforce strategy to help create successful and sustainable public library services, the fund aims to support innovative activity in England’s public libraries. The investment will support libraries to help build a fairer society and deliver opportunities for disadvantaged communities across the country.
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Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm


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