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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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Rural Four: Catalyst, Collaborate, Create & Champion – Prince’s Countryside Fund

This dedicated programme of support for community projects in England, Scotland and Wales is funded by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Now in its second year the project seeks to reach out and engage with up to 10 rural communities annually...

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Applications open for the SPAB’s John Betjeman Award 2019

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has announced that entries are now invited for the John Betjeman Award 2019.

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Historic England publishes 'Heritage and the Economy 2018'

The 2018 ‘Heritage and the Economy’ report shows that in the South West, heritage is an important source of economic prosperity and growth with a large number of economic activities occurring within it, dependent on it or attracted to it.​...

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Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards - applications open

Applications from museums, art galleries, and country houses open to the public are now invited for the 2018/ 19 awards for the conservation of pre-twentieth-century easel paintings in oil.

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University of Exeter successfully matches students with South West heritage organisations for career development

The University of Exeter is supporting local heritage organisations through its award winning internship programme; Pathways to Arts, Culture & Heritage.

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Call for Papers - Museological Review Issue 23: (Dis)empowered Museums

As an active response to the 7th PhD-led conference ‘Museums (em)Power’ (13th – 14th September, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester), submissions of papers are invited that reflect on the power of museums today.

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Somerset Rural Life Museum wins awards

The successful redevelopment of Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury has been recognised with two awards. The Museum re-opened in June 2017 following extensive redevelopment led by the South West Heritage Trust.

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