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Cornwall’s new state-of-the-art archive centre opens

Kresen Kernow, the brand new archive centre for Cornwall, has opened. Built on the former Brewery site in Redruth, the new centre brings together under one roof the world’s largest collection of records, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall...

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Access to Work guide published by Disability Arts Online and Arts Council England

Disability Arts Online has written a guide to interpret the Access to Work rules and official guidance with specific advice for the arts and cultural sector.

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The Heritage Alliance launches report on heritage and the creative industries

The Inspiring Creativity, Heritage and the Creative industries report makes recommendations for building on the collaborative effort of the creative industries and heritage sectors to continue their fruitful partnership.

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The National Archives announce additional funding for digital engagement projects

An additional £60,000 has been made available by The National Archives to fund Archive Testbed Grants on top of the £20,000 already available. This additional funding will fund Archive Testbed projects which are focused on digital engagement.

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Nominations open for the Cornwall Heritage Awards 2020

Run by Cornwall Museums Partnership and SW Museum Development, the awards celebrate Cornwall's museums and heritage organisations and aim to raise their profile within local communities, across Cornwall, and within the wider heritage sector.

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DCMS awards funding for Imperial War Museums to create digital portal for first world war centenary projects

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is to launch a major communications campaign to create a digital portal for first world war centenary projects and commissions.

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Take on a Capital project with confidence

Professionals in the heritage sector have the chance to embark on a Capital development project with increased knowledge and support, thanks to a masterclass running in Cornwall this winter.

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Conference blog: Co-producing with ‘disengaged’ communities

This blog post the latest in our series of posts that share knowledge from the recent South West Fed Conference. Here, Jane Marley reflects on her learning from Finn White’s workshop session.

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The National Trust publishes new research on the future of urban heritage

The National Trust has published new research looking at the scale of the challenge and threats facing Grade II listed buildings with potential for public value.

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Conference blog: Eight thoughts on developing a work experience programme to raise aspirations amongst young people.

This blog post from Laura Service is the latest in a series of posts that share learning from the recent South West Fed Conference. This post is inspired by the presentation given by Jackie Winchester and Deshni Pyndiah.

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