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Take on a Capital project with confidence

Professionals in the heritage sector have the chance to embark on a Capital development project with increased knowledge and support, thanks to a masterclass running in Cornwall this winter.

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Conference blog: Co-producing with ‘disengaged’ communities

This blog post the latest in our series of posts that share knowledge from the recent South West Fed Conference. Here, Jane Marley reflects on her learning from Finn White’s workshop session.

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The National Trust publishes new research on the future of urban heritage

The National Trust has published new research looking at the scale of the challenge and threats facing Grade II listed buildings with potential for public value.

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Conference blog: Eight thoughts on developing a work experience programme to raise aspirations amongst young people.

This blog post from Laura Service is the latest in a series of posts that share learning from the recent South West Fed Conference. This post is inspired by the presentation given by Jackie Winchester and Deshni Pyndiah.

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Arts Council England publishes draft strategy for a final consultation

ACE has published its draft strategy covering the decade to 2030 for a final three-month consultation before it is finalised in the autumn.

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Let’s Get Digital! – Digital Skills Survey of the Heritage Sector

The Heritage Alliance is conducting a survey in partnership with Media Trust, Charity Digital and Naomi Korn Associates to understand the current digital skills needs of the industry.

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Art Fund’s Conservation Grants are now open for applications

This programme is designed to provide funding towards the conservation of objects in UK collections, to help museums share new stories about their objects and improve collections care and display.

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Instagram launches donation stickers for charities

Charities and their supporters can now set up 24-hour fundraisers in Instagram Stories thanks to the new donation sticker.

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‘Glaaaawster’ - Gloucester Cathedral’s first maquette is unveiled

Gloucester Cathedral has unveiled the maquette of ‘Glaaaawster’, the first of a set of six new gargoyles which will be installed on the North Ambulatory Roof as part of a £530,000 restoration project.

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The National Archives launches 'Collaborate and Innovate' funding programme

The National Archives has launched a new 'Collaborate and Innovate'​ funding programme. The programme comprises two funding schemes: the Archive Testbed fund and the Networks for Change fund.

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