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AGM 2010 - minutes and reports

Draft minutes Chair's report Accounts 2009 - 2010 Report of the South West Implement Petrology Group Report from the SW Hub...

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Bristol's new museum opens

The M-Shed - the new harbourside museum about Bristol, opened on 17th June with a choir of school children, speeches and fun for all.  Have a quick look via the BBC news footage.  New displays include working cranes and fireboats and models from Wallac...

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Has your museum helped to reduce health inequalities?

LG Improvement and Development is commissioning a further series of case studies on how services supported by local government can help improve health and reduce health inequalities by tackling the social determinants of health.

This time the ca...

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Government Response to Report on Funding of Arts and Heritage

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has now responded to the conclusions and recommendations of the Culture, Media and
Sport Committee’s report on funding of the arts and heritage. They respond to the criticisms made by the original report...

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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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