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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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Blog: 'The Box - Launching a Cultural Venue During Lockdown'

Fiona Pitt discusses the impact of lockdown during a planned opening of new cultural venue, The Box. Fiona shares what the team did to create an new programme to suit restrictions, and what they have learnt that will inform their work after the crisis...

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ICOM survey raises concerns about the difficulties faced by museums and museum professionals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

To gather information on how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is affecting and will affect the cultural sector in the short and long term, ICOM launched a global survey to analyse the impact of lockdowns.

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Blog: 'Alpine Heritage: Interpreting Cultural Landscapes and their Communities'

Andrew Thompson begins a short series of posts about museums and heritage interpretation in the Alps. In this post he reflects on the ‘Pfitscherjoch Borderless’ exhibition, which is situated on a footpath at 2090 metres in the Zillertal in Austria.

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