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Aerospace Bristol awarded £0.5 million to convert hangar into public conservation workshop

The restoration and repurposing of the hangar as a Conservation in Action workshop will mean that visitors will be able to see live conservation work taking place on historic Bristol aircraft such as the Bristol Freighter, Fighter, and Bolingbroke.

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Blog: Claire Dixon reflects on her first six months as South West Fed Chair

It seems incredible to already be reflecting on my first six months in the role of Chair for the South West Fed. It has been a busy and rewarding time, meeting colleagues on the board and starting to think about moving the organisation forward...

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South Gloucestershire in the First World War Project: 2014 – 2018

South Gloucestershire in the First World War Project: 2014 – 2018 succeeds in finding stories to engage local people in how the lives of the people of South Gloucestershire were affected by the First World War, one hundred years ago.

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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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