South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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Claire Dixon is appointed as the new Chair of South West Fed

Claire Dixon has been appointed as the new Chair of the South West Fed. Bringing 15 years of experience in the heritage and arts sectors, Claire takes over from Anna Bryant who is stepping down after two years.

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Five useful tips about 'visits' for museums and heritage sites

South West Fed Vice Chair, Kevin Ward, shares five useful pieces of learning from Day 1 of the South West Fed Conference 2018 on the topic of 'Visits'.

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Sustainable Heritage: Searching for Windmills in Shakespeare’s Drama

Studying the past can inform responses to the challenges posed by climate change and provide us with a better understanding of preservation, loss, and material or immaterial change.

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GEM announces new intermediate course dates for 2018

The courses combine a one-day workshop with personal work and ongoing peer discussion to give you the most beneficial learning experience possible.

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ECMN publishes report to stimulate constructive debate about the role of civic museums

The ECMN has published a new report ‘The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece’. It explores the qualities of and challenges to civic museums and asks relatively radical questions about how they might rethink current practice.

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Alzheimer's Society launches guide to help heritage sites become more dementia-friendly

To help heritage sites get started on becoming dementia-friendly organisations, the guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of interacting with heritage.

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£600,000 funding programme launched to help curators research and share collections

​The Headley Trust and Art Fund have announced a new £600,000 funding programme to give curators the time and resources to develop specialist knowledge relating to their collections.

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Tate St Ives wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Tate St Ives has been announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world.

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£1million National Disability Arts Collection and Archive launches

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA), a £1-million digital archive chronicling the history of disability arts in the UK, launches to the public.

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Aerospace Bristol awarded Archives Revealed Cataloguing Grant

Aerospace Bristol has been recognised as one of nine important archives across the UK with a generous grant from the Archives Revealed Cataloguing Grants programme.

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