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Project funding does not lead to community engagement

Project funding, often aimed at increasing community participation in museums, in fact frequently has the opposite effect.  This is one of the findings of a report published by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Whose cake is it anyway?.

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Know Your MDO!

The MDO role explainedThe latest issue of the SW Federations newsletter should be arriving on y...

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Accreditation workshops

MLA is running a series of workshops throughout the country between now and the end of September 2011 to introduce museums to the revised Accreditation standard.  The two scheduled for the South West are on 13th September in Bath and 14th September in...

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Training resources available online

You can now access materials from the SW Museum Skills Programme workshops on this website.  They include powerpoint presentations, case studies, 'Top Tips' and delegate handouts, generously made available to you by the trainers.  Check out the material...

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Rare glass beaker on show in Launceston

Beaker_-_scannedLawrence House Museum in Launceston has secured the loan of...

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Appointments to Accreditation Committee

Applicants sought

MLA is inviting applications from museum professionals interested in joining the Accreditation Committee - the panel that considers applications for Accreditation and reviews museums' Accreditation status.  The post is honora...

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Another theft of rhino horn from a museum

SWFed recently warned members about an increased number of thefts of rhino horns from museums. Another museum has now suffered a loss - this time the theft of an entire mounted rhino head from Haslemere Museum in Surrey.    Rhinoceros head stolen from...

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SW Fed website and visual identity unveiled

renaissance_logo_smallThe SW Federation of Museums & Art Galleries...

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Contemporary Dance at the Museum of Bath at Work

Getting to Know the Arts Council