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Historic England publishes 'Heritage and the Economy 2018'

The 2018 ‘Heritage and the Economy’ report shows that in the South West, heritage is an important source of economic prosperity and growth with a large number of economic activities occurring within it, dependent on it or attracted to it.​...

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Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards - applications open

Applications from museums, art galleries, and country houses open to the public are now invited for the 2018/ 19 awards for the conservation of pre-twentieth-century easel paintings in oil.

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University of Exeter successfully matches students with South West heritage organisations for career development

The University of Exeter is supporting local heritage organisations through its award winning internship programme; Pathways to Arts, Culture & Heritage.

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Call for Papers - Museological Review Issue 23: (Dis)empowered Museums

As an active response to the 7th PhD-led conference ‘Museums (em)Power’ (13th – 14th September, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester), submissions of papers are invited that reflect on the power of museums today.

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Somerset Rural Life Museum wins awards

The successful redevelopment of Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury has been recognised with two awards. The Museum re-opened in June 2017 following extensive redevelopment led by the South West Heritage Trust.

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Community Shares Booster Programme – Power to Change

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. It will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares in societies that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and...

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Archives Revealed programme – The National Archives

'Archives Revealed' is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is described as the only funding stream available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives.

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Take part in survey on museum learning programmes for schools

An Arts Management MA student at Bath Spa University is looking for responses to a survey on behalf of the Bath Preservation Trust (BPT).

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Presentations from South West Fed Forum 'Archives in Museums: Unlocking the Potential'

Our recent Autumn Forum 'Archives in Museums: Unlocking the Potential' provided an opportunity for attendees to gain advice, ideas and practical solutions for a range of issues relating to unlocking the potential of archives in museums and heritage sites...

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South West Museum Development announces latest Museum Skills training session

SWMD will be hosting 10 SW Museum Skills sessions across the South West in early 2019.

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