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Somerset Rural Life Museum wins awards

The successful redevelopment of Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury has been recognised with two awards. The Museum re-opened in June 2017 following extensive redevelopment led by the South West Heritage Trust.

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Community Shares Booster Programme – Power to Change

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. It will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares in societies that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and...

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Archives Revealed programme – The National Archives

'Archives Revealed' is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is described as the only funding stream available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives.

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Take part in survey on museum learning programmes for schools

An Arts Management MA student at Bath Spa University is looking for responses to a survey on behalf of the Bath Preservation Trust (BPT).

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Presentations from South West Fed Forum 'Archives in Museums: Unlocking the Potential'

Our recent Autumn Forum 'Archives in Museums: Unlocking the Potential' provided an opportunity for attendees to gain advice, ideas and practical solutions for a range of issues relating to unlocking the potential of archives in museums and heritage sites...

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South West Museum Development announces latest Museum Skills training session

SWMD will be hosting 10 SW Museum Skills sessions across the South West in early 2019.

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Call for Proposals - Engage 42: Ethics and Activism

Proposals are invited for the next issue Engage Journal, Engage 42, which will focus on ethics and activism within gallery education. ...

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Appeal launched to save Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden from closure

The Chair of Dr Jenner's Trust, Timothy Wallington, has made a heartfelt appeal for donations to save Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden from closure.

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Historic England supported bursaries available for Clore Leadership courses

Bursaries are available for heritage sector professionals in England supported by Historic England on three residential 'Clore' leadership courses taking place between February and June 2019.

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Bristol City Council names Jon Finch as new Head of Culture

Jon Finch has been appointed as the new head of culture at Bristol City Council. He replaces Laura Pye, who has taken up position as the Director of National Museums Liverpool.

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