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Call for Proposals - Engage 42: Ethics and Activism

Proposals are invited for the next issue Engage Journal, Engage 42, which will focus on ethics and activism within gallery education. ...

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Appeal launched to save Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden from closure

The Chair of Dr Jenner's Trust, Timothy Wallington, has made a heartfelt appeal for donations to save Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden from closure.

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Historic England supported bursaries available for Clore Leadership courses

Bursaries are available for heritage sector professionals in England supported by Historic England on three residential 'Clore' leadership courses taking place between February and June 2019.

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Bristol City Council names Jon Finch as new Head of Culture

Jon Finch has been appointed as the new head of culture at Bristol City Council. He replaces Laura Pye, who has taken up position as the Director of National Museums Liverpool.

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Museums Association calls for responses to Collections 2030 discussion paper

The Museums Association has published a Collections 2030 discussion paper and a series of research questions, and is looking for responses from across the sector.

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Leading bodies publish joint statement on museums and collections at risk

Museum funders and sector bodies have agreed a co-ordinated approach in response to situations when museums or collections are at risk.

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Arts Council England opens consultation for 2020-30 strategy

​​Arts Council England (ACE) has launched the first stage of its consultation for a 2020-30 strategy, which will shape its development, advocacy and investment approach.

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GEM course discount offer for South West Fed members

As part of our partnership with GEM, we are pleased to announce that GEM is offering the members’ rate (a discount of £35 off the non-members’ rate) for South West Fed members booking onto the intermediate Health and Wellbeing course in Bristol on 20 Nov...

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Historic England report highlights the wide-ranging impact of heritage on society

Heritage and Society presents evidence on the ways that the historic environment benefits individuals and communities. It is gathered from a wide range of reliable sources.

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Heritage 2020 releases resources and review of activity relating to 'Heritage and the High Street'

The Heritage 2020 Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management working group has been looking at the role that Heritage can play as part of a response to social and economic changes.

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