South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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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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Gloucester's Tourist Information Centre relocates to Museum of Gloucester

The Tourist Information Service moves into the Museum of Gloucester...

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Good Governance: it’s not just about the Governing Body

Kevin Ward writes about good governance and, through a series of questions to reflect on, highlights how governance involves everyone within an organisation.

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NCS Conservation Grants Fund launched

Grants are available to public, charitable and private archives, libraries and museums, where the collection or parts of it are made available for public research in some form and through whatever means the collecting institution chooses.

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SWMD Small Grant Big Improvement Scheme now open

The scheme is designed with the idea that a small amount of money can make a big difference. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support museums.

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South West organisations shortlisted for Museums + Heritage Awards 2019

A large number of heritage organisations in the South West have been shortlisted for the 2019 Museums + Heritage Awards.

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Archive Service Accreditation guidance

'Working with Archive Service Accreditation to help develop and demonstrate compliance with Data Protection Legislation'...

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Business Archives Council cataloguing grant

The aim of the grant of up to £4,000 is to fund the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector...

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ACE Accreditation Guidance published

Arts Council England has released their expanded guidance on the refreshed Museum Accreditation scheme, which is available on their website...

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