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Blog: The Everyday Muslim project - Muslims at home in Britain

The National Archives' Tim Powell writes about the success of the Everyday Muslim project, which was created by The Khizra Foundation in 2013. The foundation is working on the project with a variety of heritage, cultural and heritage organisations.

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University of Exeter MA History placement opportunities for SWFed members

The University of Exeter is looking for SW museums & galleries to collaborate on providing opportunities for research and project placements for MA History students. SWFed members are invited to get involved.

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EU publishes study on the economy of culture in the digital age

The study maps the different value chains for visual arts, performing arts, cultural heritage, artistic crafts, book publishing, music, film, TV and broadcasting as well as multimedia.

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Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP reappointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has been re-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. She has announced her full ministerial team and their portfolios.

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GEM Conference 2017 - call for papers

Do you want to shape this year’s GEM Conference in Hull? Can you share an inspirational project or framework that advances sustainability? Have you got an insight into developing a more connected and supported workforce?...

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Blog: Informal partnerships for wellbeing

Sometimes the most rewarding experiences for participants are those that have come about from small partnerships. The Museum in the Park has been working with a local charity, Fair Shares, who had the idea of running dementia friendly walks in the park.

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Blog: Three ways museums can partner up on corporate fundraising

Corporate sponsorship can be a tricky nut to crack. Not because businesses are unwilling to sponsor the heritage and arts sectors, but because charities often forget that businesses are looking for investment, or they don’t realise what they have to...

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Apply for the Textile Society Museum, Archive and Conservation Award 2017

The Textile Society offers an annual bursary award of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive or conservation sector in the UK. The Award is designed to support textile related projects within a museum, archive, or co...

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Museums Day set to help advocate for museums

A day of nationwide political advocacy to promote the work of UK museums has been announced by the Museums Association (MA) and National Museum Directors Council (NMDC). Museums Day will take place on 15 May and will be a focal point for all museum...

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Transport Trust awards open for nominations

The Transport Trust is inviting nominations for awards to help individuals and groups who are working hard to preserve items of importance to the Nation's transport heritage. Awards are made to transport restoration projects which underway but not compl...

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