South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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Next SWFed Forum announced - save the date (18 Jan)

Our next Forum will take place on 18 January 2018 in Bath. The day will be themed on archaeology, with speakers, workshops and plenty of opportunities to network over a cup of tea.

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91 heritage assets in SW removed from Heritage at Risk Register

​In the South West, 91 heritage assets were removed from the Register for positive reasons, including 13 buildings or structures. 59 archaeological sites were removed for positive reasons. 40 new archaeological sites were added to the Register.

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DCMS respond to petition calling for interim protection after Jacobean ceiling destroyed in Bristol

​DCMS has responded to a petition calling for interim protection for buildings being considered for listing by Historic England. The petition was created after a developer destroyed a Jacobean ceiling to prevent a building being listed. It has been signe...

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AIM publishes 'Success Guide' on managing GDPR in small museums

AIM has launched a new guide on successfully managing privacy and data regulations in small museums.

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Heritage 2020 launches #HeritageChat on Twitter

Heritage 2020 is coordinating a new monthly Twitter chat on behalf of the historic environment sector. The first #HeritageChat will run on 16 November 2017, 13.00-14.00.

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Museums Association appoints South West representatives

The Museums Association (MA) has appointed Laura Walton and Liam Wiseman as MA representatives for South West England.

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Kids in Museums - Takeover Day England takes place on 17 November

Takeover Day is organised by Kids in Museums and is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites.

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SWFed announces conference for 2018

We are delighted to announce that in 2018 our conference "Confronting the Challenges: Visits & Collections" will be held at the University of Exeter on 4 & 5 July 2018. We are accepting proposals for presentations.

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South West Emerging Museum Professionals group

September saw the first SW Emerging Museum Professionals (SW EMP) group meet-up. If you are an emerging museum professional, this is a fantastic opportunity to network, learn, and share.

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Heritage directly contributes over £1.4 billion in Gross Value Added in SW according to new report

A Historic England commissioned report shows that the South West contributes over £1.4 billion in Gross Value Added in the South West.

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