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Get involved in University of Bath's questionnaire on data collection tools

A team at the University of Bath is developing a new survey tool for museums. They are interested in hearing from institutions about how they collect data and what question types they would like to see built in a survey-tool.

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HLF funding awarded for South Gloucestershire WWII Stories project

South Gloucestershire Council has been awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund for its South Gloucestershire Second World War Stories project.

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Research finds 'Late' openings are a source of income generation and a proven route to new audiences

Culture24 has published three reports focusing on the role and impact of Museum Lates on the night-time economy...

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SWFed Forum: Together for Archaeology (29 March Bath) - BOOK NOW

Learn and discuss how to use archaeology as a tool for engagement in museums and beyond...

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Get involved with National Museums & Wellbeing Week 2018

Get involved with the the third Museums and Wellbeing Week, taking place between 12-18 March 2018.

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Art Fund launches fourth round of New Collecting Awards

Through the New Collecting Awards programme the Art Fund aims to support curators across the UK to build critical professional skills by pursuing new avenues of collecting for their museums.

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Apply for a greater Europe travel grant before 5 February 2018

The ICOM UK – HWB Travel Grant scheme enables staff from non-national museums to undertake an international visit to meet with international museum colleagues and mutually share skills, expertise and experience.

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Public engagement and archive research develops new storytelling show in Swindon

A brand new storytelling show, Small Victories Story, has been created thanks to a partnership between Swindon-raised artists Emma Powell and Becca Lewis and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

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Call for papers for the Sensing Culture symposium in Bath

Sensing Culture is a Heritage Lottery Fund funded project that enables blind and partially sighted people to increase their independence through visiting heritage sites and museums.

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New evidence demonstrates enthusiasm for conservation areas amongst residents, heritage professionals and the wider public

Research from Heritage Counts 2017 has strongly demonstrated the enthusiasm for conservation areas amongst residents, heritage professionals and the wider public.

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