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Arts Council England publishes draft strategy for a final consultation

ACE has published its draft strategy covering the decade to 2030 for a final three-month consultation before it is finalised in the autumn.

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Let’s Get Digital! – Digital Skills Survey of the Heritage Sector

The Heritage Alliance is conducting a survey in partnership with Media Trust, Charity Digital and Naomi Korn Associates to understand the current digital skills needs of the industry.

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Art Fund’s Conservation Grants are now open for applications

This programme is designed to provide funding towards the conservation of objects in UK collections, to help museums share new stories about their objects and improve collections care and display.

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Instagram launches donation stickers for charities

Charities and their supporters can now set up 24-hour fundraisers in Instagram Stories thanks to the new donation sticker.

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‘Glaaaawster’ - Gloucester Cathedral’s first maquette is unveiled

Gloucester Cathedral has unveiled the maquette of ‘Glaaaawster’, the first of a set of six new gargoyles which will be installed on the North Ambulatory Roof as part of a £530,000 restoration project.

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The National Archives launches 'Collaborate and Innovate' funding programme

The National Archives has launched a new 'Collaborate and Innovate'​ funding programme. The programme comprises two funding schemes: the Archive Testbed fund and the Networks for Change fund.

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Conference blog: Lemons and lemonade - audience development during a building conservation project

In this blog post, Kevin Ward shares key points from Louise Donovan and Paula Clarke’s conference presentation ‘Lemons and lemonade: audience development during a building conservation project’.

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The National Archives seeks case studies for the 2019 'A Year in Archives' publication

The National Archives is actively seeking content for the 2019 edition of A Year in Archives, the organisation's annual publication for and about the archives sector.

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Conference blog: Reflecting on the keynote addresses

This blog post the latest in our series of posts that share knowledge from the recent South West Fed Conference. Here, Claire Dixon reflects on her learning from the keynote addresses of Stephen Bird and Victoria Rogers.

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Conference blog: The tactile and the creative - a new way of engaging people with church spaces

This blog post is the second in a series of posts that share knowledge from the South West Fed Conference. Here, Theo Platt shares key points from Annie Lucus’ presentation ‘The tactile and the creative - a new way of engaging people with church spaces’.

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