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BBC seeks museum partners for Civilisation festival

The BBC is looking for museums and galleries to take part in a festival it is planning as part of Civilisations, its forthcoming series telling the story of art.

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Involve your museum in Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is held on 27 January each year and more than 5,500 events take place around the country on or around this date.

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy announces series of one-day training courses

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s Essentials one day training courses offer new ways to learn, develop and share good practice in Fundraising and Income Generation.

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GEM launches Effective Engagement course in partnership with SWFed

We have partnered with the Group for Education in Museums (GEM) to develop their new course and bring it to the South West. This has been possible thanks to Museum Resilience funding from Arts Council England.

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The Clore Leadership Programme publishes practical guide for good governance in arts and museums.

The Clore Leadership Programme, supported by Arts Council England, has published a pilot practical guide for good governance in arts and museums.

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Art Fund announces next series of curatorial development courses

Art Fund is partnering once again with Whitechapel Gallery to offer a series of professional development courses for curators and museum professionals this autumn.

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ACE reports explore the impact of public libraries on place-shaping and older peoples well-being

Arts Council England has published four research reports that explore the impact of public libraries, many of which are heritage assets.The series of reports, commissioned by the Arts Council, show the important contribution libraries make to a range of n...

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Blog: Time, Trust and Tea. What we’ve learned about collaboration in Cornwall

After a fantastic workshop from Emmie Kell and Dr Tehmina Goskar at our SWFed Conference 2017, we invited them to write a blog post about learning from their experience of partnership working...

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Report into impact of arts on health and wellbeing published

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing has published a report into its inquiry on the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing.

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Historic England reopens applications for its Heritage Action Zone initiative

Historic England has reopened applications for its Heritage Action Zone initiative which aims to improve economic growth and quality of life in communities across England by breathing new life into lovely old places.

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