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How can we use collections to talk about the climate emergency?

Hear from Katie Longely, Bath Spa University student who attended the South West Fed conference: 'Interpreting, Curating & Combatting the Climate Emergency'. The SWFed 2020 conference was inspiring and engaging; the conference was also a useful way for...

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In conversation: Claire Dixon chats about this year's conference 'Interpreting, Curating & Combatting the Climate Emergency'

This year, the South West Fed conference theme is 'Interpreting, Curating & Combatting the Climate Emergency' Here, Laura Service chats to South West Fed Chair, Claire Dixon about the 2020 South West Fed Conference...

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Blog: Bristol Mingle Spotlight Talk - The Bristol Black History Project

Our first online Spotlight Talk, which was originally scheduled to take place in person in May, focused on the Bristol Black History project (in the wake of the toppling of the Edward Colston statue by Black Lives Matter protestors in June).

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GEM awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to support learning in museums, heritage and cultural settings

GEM has received £37,400 of National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage...

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Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage open to applications until noon 17 August

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has opened applications for the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, which will help heritage organisations recover from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.​...

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The National Archives releases series of digital advocacy resources

As part of The National Archives’ digital capacity building strategy, Plugged In Powered Up, series of advocacy resources has been released. The resources can be used to convey the value of digital archives and the need to act now to preserve them.

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The Heritage Alliance launches free digital skills training for the heritage sector

The Heritage Alliance has launched a National Lottery Heritage Funded 'Heritage Digital' project alongside skills specialists Media Trust, Charity Digital​ and Naomi Korn Associates.

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Wessex Museums awarded NLHF grant for Bridging the Gap project aimed at boosting engagement opportunities

Children and young people will have access to exciting new engagement opportunities in museums in Dorset and Wiltshire, thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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ALVA provides latest insights into how visitor attractions can build trust and confidence in visiting

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has provided a number of insights into planning for re-opening and recovery. The report from ALVA seeks to 'understand how to build trust and confidence among the attractions-visiting public'.

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UK heritage sector bodies sign joint statement of intent to address racism

In support of the Black Lives Matters movement and the movement's resonance in the UK, eight national heritage sector membership bodies have signed a joint statement of intent 'to end racism in the heritage sector'.

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