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RAMM to explore Devon's links with slave trade

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) has commissioned Joy Gregory to create an artwork for an exhibition opening later this year on the transatlantic slave trade.

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Gloucester Cathedral awarded £80,000 from The Wolfson Foundation to secure the future of the North Ambulatory

The Wolfson Foundation has awarded an £80,000 grant to help Gloucester Cathedral secure the future of one of the oldest parts of the building. Dating back to the very origins of the Norman Abbey, the North Ambulatory contains the tomb of King Edward II.

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National Trust outlines plans to step up battle against climate change

The National Trust has outlined a fresh ambition in its landmark speech by its Director General, committing to becoming carbon net zero by 2030.

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Share your vision for curation at Museums Association event

Museum professionals working as junior or assistant curators are invited to submit a proposal for a provocation, interactive icebreaker or short talk about the future of curation to deliver to delegates at Museums Association event.

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Gloucestershire Archives wins Archive Volunteering Award

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) have announced that the ‘Bigger, Better, Stronger: Volunteering Re-Booted’, a project initiated by Gloucestershire Archives at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, was the winner of the 2019 Archive Volunteering Award.

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V&A launches ‘world’s largest' cultural heritage preservation database

The Victoria & Albert Museum has launched a new global platform designed to support individuals and organisations working on cultural heritage preservation projects.

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Innovation and excellence in gallery education recognised at the Engage Conference

On Wednesday 6 November 2019, the ninth annual Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education celebrated the hard work and dedication of colleagues working within the sector of gallery, museum and visual arts education.

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Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund launches long-term grants

From 2020 the fund (run by the MA) will split into two tiers, awarding more than £3.75m over the next three years. The new phase will reflect changes in the museum sector in recent years and the findings of the MA’s Empowering Collections report.

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Blog: Developing a Project - 'Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire'

The ‘Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire’ project was created last year to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. In this blog post, Jane Marley shares learning from the project.

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National Trust partners with Alzheimer’s Society to make all of its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly

The National Trust and Alzheimer's Society have announced this week an ambitious three-year project to unlock some of the nation’s best loved history and heritage for millions of people affected by dementia.

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