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Call for papers: GEM Conference 2018

The theme for this year’s GEM conference is Past, Present and Future. The conference will be exploring how the landscape of heritage education has evolved over time with a look to what lies ahead for the sector. GEM is currently seeking papers.

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AIM launches free guides to support Trustees and Boards in the heritage sector

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has launched a series of free downloadable guides to support Trustees and Boards in the heritage sector.

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Museum Taskforce report published

The Museums Taskforce has now published its report on the future of museums in the UK. The report recommends radical change in how museums operate, how they are funded and how they can retain their relevance as institutions in contemporary society.

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Call for Papers: DCDC18 - Memory And Transformation

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK have opened submissions for this year's Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference. The event takes place 19 - 21 November 2018 in Birmingham.​...

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South West organisations make the Museums + Heritage Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the Museums + Heritage Awards has been announced, and includes several organisations from the South West.

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Kids in Museums open nominations for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award

The Family Friendly Museum Award 2018 has been launched, giving museums and visitors the chance to say why their museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families.

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University of Exeter seeks heritage collaborations in the South West

The University of Exeter has launched its Heritage web portal aimed at both prospective students and potential external collaborators and partners.

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Arts Council England publishes Catalyst: Evolve evaluation

Arts Council England has published its evaluation from the first year of the three-year Catalyst Evolve programme.

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Early bird tickets now on sale for the SWFed Conference 2018

You can save money by booking early for the SWFed Conference 2018 "Confronting the Challenges: Visits & Collections". It will be held at the University of Exeter on 4 & 5 July 2018.

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Arts Council England seeks evidence from organisations to shape 2020-2030 strategy

Arts Council England is inviting individuals and organisations to submit evidence that may help them understand the key issues and challenges facing the arts and culture sector over the next ten years.

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