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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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Conference blog: Resolving the tensions between protection & presentation in a World Heritage Site landscape

This blog post is the first in a series of posts that share learning knowledge from the South West Fed Conference ‘Inspiring Audiences: Home and Away’. Here, Jane Marley shares what she learnt from Sarah Simmonds’ presentation.

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Notification of South West Fed 2019 AGM and update on our recent vote

The 2019 South West Fed AGM takes place in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth on Thursday 4 July at 4.15pm.

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Museums offered photographs documenting life working at Moreland and C&J Clark in the 60s and 70s

Shane Edgar is offering museums and heritage organisations in the South West a collection of photographs suitable for research and digitisation.

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