South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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Museum Development

No matter what area you’re seeking to improve for your museum, there’s a massive amount of support and advice out there to help. Contact Your MDO MDOs, or Museum Development Officers, do everything from giving vital grassroots support to volunteer-le...

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ACE Announce Strategic Support Fund Details

From ACE website:

The Renaissance strategic support fund is the final programme strand of Renaissance to be developed. It aims to address t...

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Are Museums An Art Form? The SWFed Conference

The 80th AGM and 1st Conference of the SWFed was held on 18 June at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. It was a very well attended day, with 72 delegates attending enjoying some thought provoking case studies and discussions around museums and the arts. O...

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Better Connected Guide Published

With support from Arts Council England the South West Forum have published a short guide to help arts organisations and the wider voluntary sector recognise their common interests and develop fruitful collaborations, partnerships and joint working.


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Arts Council England Update: May 2012

Mary_GodwinBy Mary Godwin,Relationship Manager Museums, Arts Council England

Here is a general update summary which I...

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SW Fed Conference and AGM

Book now to attend the SW Fed's 2012 Conference and AGM on 18 June at the Museum of Somerset Taunton.  The theme for the day is 'Are Museums and Artform'.  Phil Gibby, Director of Arts Council England (ACE) in the South West is giving the keynote addres...

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£1,192,000 for museum development

This is the sum awarded by Arts Council England (ACE) to deliver museum development services in the South West between August 2012 and April 2015.  The successful bid was submitted by a partnership which includes the SW Fed, Bristol Museum & Art Gall...

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18th June 2012 - the Fed's first annual conference

Join us on Monday 18th June at the newly refurbished Museum of Somerset in Taunton for the SW Fed's first annual conference.  Phil Gibby, Director of Arts Council England (ACE) in the SW will give the keynote address in the afternoon, which will also fea...

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Summary of Partnership Application For Museum Development Made Available

An application for Museum Development funding for the South West of England was submitted to ACE on the 7 March 2012 by Bristol City Council on behalf of a new Partnership including the South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries and the ACE...

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