South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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Museum Taskforce report published

The Museums Taskforce has now published its report on the future of museums in the UK. The report recommends radical change in how museums operate, how they are funded and how they can retain their relevance as institutions in contemporary society.

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Call for Papers: DCDC18 - Memory And Transformation

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK have opened submissions for this year's Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference. The event takes place 19 - 21 November 2018 in Birmingham.​...

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South West organisations make the Museums + Heritage Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the Museums + Heritage Awards has been announced, and includes several organisations from the South West.

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Kids in Museums open nominations for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award

The Family Friendly Museum Award 2018 has been launched, giving museums and visitors the chance to say why their museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families.

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University of Exeter seeks heritage collaborations in the South West

The University of Exeter has launched its Heritage web portal aimed at both prospective students and potential external collaborators and partners.

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Arts Council England publishes Catalyst: Evolve evaluation

Arts Council England has published its evaluation from the first year of the three-year Catalyst Evolve programme.

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Early bird tickets now on sale for the SWFed Conference 2018

You can save money by booking early for the SWFed Conference 2018 "Confronting the Challenges: Visits & Collections". It will be held at the University of Exeter on 4 & 5 July 2018.

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Arts Council England seeks evidence from organisations to shape 2020-2030 strategy

Arts Council England is inviting individuals and organisations to submit evidence that may help them understand the key issues and challenges facing the arts and culture sector over the next ten years.

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Take part in the Museums at Night festival (register by 23 Feb)

Museums at Night next explodes into life from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 May 2018 and the fun is repeated every Halloween.

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Watch this film about Wheal Martyn's 'Clay' dance collaboration

Wheal Martyn has released of a film celebrating the success of their community project that took place last autumn. ‘Clay’ was performed in the museum in front of a large and enthusiastic audience last October.

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