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British Library launches Living Knowledge Network involving South West partners

The British Library, along with 22 public library partners, including Libraries Unlimited, BCP Libraries (Poole) and the national libraries of Scotland and Wales, has launched the Living Knowledge Network, following the success of a two-year pilot phase...

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Aerospace Bristol and Fleet Air Arm Museum team up for Concorde's 50th anniversary

To celebrate the anniversary, Aerospace Bristol and the Fleet Air Arm Museum organised a nostalgic journey with classic buses and cars...

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SWMD launches SW Museum Skills Needs Analysis Survey 2019-22

South West Museum Development (SWMD) is seeking comment on what museum staff and volunteers want from the SW Museum Skills training programme for the next 3 years.

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Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence – call for submissions 2019

Applications are now open for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection 2019 Kevin Elyot Award – created in memory of the acclaimed actor and writer.

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Updates to our Articles of Association – your opinion matters!

The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (South West Fed) is calling all members to help ensure our future. Please vote in this important member ballot to ensure our organisation can continue to run and support the wider cultural and...

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The South West Fed Board is recruiting

This is a fantastic opportunity to represent the heritage sector, work with colleagues and engage with other partners as part of a committed and passionate group of Trustees focussed on driving the success of this unique member organisation.

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Call for papers: DCDC19 'Navigating the digital shift: practices and possibilities'

The National Archives and RLUK have announced that the call for papers for the seventh DCDC Conference is now open.

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Cornwall's Newlyn Art Gallery becomes an Arts Council Collection National Partner

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange in Cornwall has been awarded £550,000 over three years, as part of the National Partners Programme 2019-2022.

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Nominations open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2019

The prize is awarded annually to one museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site in the UK that goes the extra mile to provide a great experience for families.

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Blog: Adding value through partnership: The University of Exeter

It’s been three months now since the South West Fed and the University of Exeter signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), so it seems a good time to reflect on what this means for South West Fed members, whom this is for.

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