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The Royal Society launches funding scheme for small museums to engage communities with science

The scheme provides grants of up to £3,000 to small museums, funding projects that tell the stories of science and scientists relevant to communities across the UK.

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Plymouth Theatre Royal listed as National Heritage List reaches 400,000 entries

The National Heritage List for England has reached a record 400,000 entries, recognising and protecting precious historic sites across the country​.

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Case study: How partnerships between academia and the heritage sector create impact and relevance

Partnerships come in many shapes and sizes, of course, and can be adapted over time to benefit more than just the partner organisations. In this post, the University of Exeter describe their approach to partnership with an Industry Advisory Group.

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AMA publishes guidance for testing and reviewing new business model and income generation ideas.

The Arts Marketing Association has published a new guide ‘Future Proof: How to test and review new business model and income generation ideas’.

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Claire Dixon is appointed as the new Chair of South West Fed

Claire Dixon has been appointed as the new Chair of the South West Fed. Bringing 15 years of experience in the heritage and arts sectors, Claire takes over from Anna Bryant who is stepping down after two years.

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Five useful tips about 'visits' for museums and heritage sites

South West Fed Vice Chair, Kevin Ward, shares five useful pieces of learning from Day 1 of the South West Fed Conference 2018 on the topic of 'Visits'.

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Sustainable Heritage: Searching for Windmills in Shakespeare’s Drama

Studying the past can inform responses to the challenges posed by climate change and provide us with a better understanding of preservation, loss, and material or immaterial change.

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GEM announces new intermediate course dates for 2018

The courses combine a one-day workshop with personal work and ongoing peer discussion to give you the most beneficial learning experience possible.

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ECMN publishes report to stimulate constructive debate about the role of civic museums

The ECMN has published a new report ‘The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece’. It explores the qualities of and challenges to civic museums and asks relatively radical questions about how they might rethink current practice.

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Alzheimer's Society launches guide to help heritage sites become more dementia-friendly

To help heritage sites get started on becoming dementia-friendly organisations, the guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of interacting with heritage.

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