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Call for papers now open for Social History Curators Group 2020 Conference

The Social History Curators Group (SHCG) are inviting people to propose sessions for its next conference​ on the theme 'Challenging Social History: Navigating difficulties and caring for contested collections'.

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ICOM UK opens latest round of British Council Travel Grants

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering travel grants to support staff from UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships.

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New award recognises outstanding environmentally sustainable heritage projects

Museums + Heritage Awards has partnered up with National Lottery Heritage Fund to launch a new category that will celebrate the best environmentally sustainable projects in the heritage sector.

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Sandford Awards 2020 open for entry

The Sandford Award provides independent quality assurance to sites that run formal education programmes in the UK and Ireland - from museums and historic houses to natural heritage sites and different collections.

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Bristol Mingle trip to English Heritage stores

Bristol Culture and Heritage Mingle is an informal meet-up in Bristol that is run by the South West Fed. In December English Heritage gave the Bristol Culture and Heritage Mingle a very warm welcome to their stores.

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Museums Association releases statement on tackling the climate crisis as a sector

The Museums Association has today announced its approach to campaigning for museums to be more environmentally sustainable and address the climate crisis.

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Call for papers: 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency' (South West Fed Conference, 9 & 10 July 2020) - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The South West Fed requests proposals for the fifth two-day conference to be held at Bath Spa University. The conference theme for 2020 is 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency’. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 24 JANUARY 2020...

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The National Archives launches archives, health and wellbeing survey

The National Archives (TNA) has launched a survey to find out more about work related to health and wellbeing already happening in archives, and to gauge the level of interest across the sector.

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Arts Council England announces new Director of Museums Collection Development

Liz Johnson will form part of Arts Council England's leadership group of the new Museums, Collections and Cultural Property team. Liz will lead the Arts Council’s work supporting museums and collections development.

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Jerwood Arts invites cultural organisations to host creative fellowships

Jerwood Arts is inviting museums and galleries to be hosts for its Weston Creative Bursaries programme. The programme aims to create a step change in the cultural sector, supporting early-career artists and curators from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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