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Leading bodies publish joint statement on museums and collections at risk

Museum funders and sector bodies have agreed a co-ordinated approach in response to situations when museums or collections are at risk.

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Arts Council England opens consultation for 2020-30 strategy

​​Arts Council England (ACE) has launched the first stage of its consultation for a 2020-30 strategy, which will shape its development, advocacy and investment approach.

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GEM course discount offer for South West Fed members

As part of our partnership with GEM, we are pleased to announce that GEM is offering the members’ rate (a discount of £35 off the non-members’ rate) for South West Fed members booking onto the intermediate Health and Wellbeing course in Bristol on 20 Nov...

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Historic England report highlights the wide-ranging impact of heritage on society

Heritage and Society presents evidence on the ways that the historic environment benefits individuals and communities. It is gathered from a wide range of reliable sources.

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Heritage 2020 releases resources and review of activity relating to 'Heritage and the High Street'

The Heritage 2020 Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management working group has been looking at the role that Heritage can play as part of a response to social and economic changes.

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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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