South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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South West Fed and University of Exeter sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 12 December, the Board of the South West Fed, and academics and employability staff from the University of Exeter met to formalise the partnership, with Claire Dixon (South West Fed) and Sean Fielding (University of Exeter) signing the MoU.

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Museum in the Park's 'Walled Garden' shortlisted as Regional Finalist

The Museum in the Park's Walled Garden Project has been confirmed as a Regional Finalist in the 2019 Civic Trust Awards...

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Take part in research into current engagement of libraries and archives with planning departments

The National Archives and Arts Council England have commissioned Mairead O'Rourke (CultureRunner) to undertake research into current engagement of libraries and archives with planning departments...

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Guidance on the rationalisation of museum archaeology collections published

The Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA), in collaboration with Historic England, has published Guidance for the Rationalisation of Museum Archaeology Collections​.

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Two 'at risk' coastal heritage sites in the South West awarded Coastal Revival Funding

An Elizabethan House in Plymouth, and a Miners Chapel in the heart of the community in St. Just, Penwith, have won Coastal Revival Fund grants. The two sites are among the six Heritage England classed 'at risk' sites of the 25 sites that have been awarde...

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Know Your Place project celebrates win at Historic England Angel Awards 2018

Historic England Angel Awards 2018 has announced Pete Insole as winner in the 'Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording' category for his work on the Know Your Place Project.

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Deadline approaching for D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust applications

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds United Kingdom Registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.

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Guidance Open for Consultation - Canal & River Trust: Proposed Listed Building Consent Order

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is consulting on a proposed draft national LBCO which would, if approved, grant listed building consent for certain works of alteration or extension to certain listed Canal & River Trust buildings.

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Call for papers: South West Fed Conference 2019 - 'Inspiring Audiences Home and Away’

The SWFed requests proposals for the 2019 conference to be held in July. The conference theme for 2019 is ‘Inspiring Audiences Home and Away’.

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Museums + Heritage Awards 2019: Open For Entries

The 17th annual Museums + Heritage Awards will celebrate innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.

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