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Call for papers: 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency' (South West Fed Conference, 9 & 10 July 2020)

The South West Fed requests proposals for the fifth two-day conference to be held at Bath Spa University. The conference theme for 2020 is 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency’.

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Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund launches long-term grants

From 2020 the fund (run by the MA) will split into two tiers, awarding more than £3.75m over the next three years. The new phase will reflect changes in the museum sector in recent years and the findings of the MA’s Empowering Collections report.

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Blog: Developing a Project - 'Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire'

The ‘Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire’ project was created last year to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. In this blog post, Jane Marley shares learning from the project.

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National Trust partners with Alzheimer’s Society to make all of its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly

The National Trust and Alzheimer's Society have announced this week an ambitious three-year project to unlock some of the nation’s best loved history and heritage for millions of people affected by dementia.

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Cornwall’s new state-of-the-art archive centre opens

Kresen Kernow, the brand new archive centre for Cornwall, has opened. Built on the former Brewery site in Redruth, the new centre brings together under one roof the world’s largest collection of records, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall...

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Access to Work guide published by Disability Arts Online and Arts Council England

Disability Arts Online has written a guide to interpret the Access to Work rules and official guidance with specific advice for the arts and cultural sector.

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The Heritage Alliance launches report on heritage and the creative industries

The Inspiring Creativity, Heritage and the Creative industries report makes recommendations for building on the collaborative effort of the creative industries and heritage sectors to continue their fruitful partnership.

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The National Archives announce additional funding for digital engagement projects

An additional £60,000 has been made available by The National Archives to fund Archive Testbed Grants on top of the £20,000 already available. This additional funding will fund Archive Testbed projects which are focused on digital engagement.

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Nominations open for the Cornwall Heritage Awards 2020

Run by Cornwall Museums Partnership and SW Museum Development, the awards celebrate Cornwall's museums and heritage organisations and aim to raise their profile within local communities, across Cornwall, and within the wider heritage sector.

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DCMS awards funding for Imperial War Museums to create digital portal for first world war centenary projects

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is to launch a major communications campaign to create a digital portal for first world war centenary projects and commissions.

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