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New-look National Lottery Heritage Fund launches Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024

A major devolution of decision-making across the whole of the UK is at the heart of new plans to distribute more than £1billion of National Lottery money to the UK’s heritage over the next five years.

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BBC article highlights the success of museum shops amid the 'High Street slump'

The BBC has recently reported on museum and gallery shops bucking the downturn in retail, and highlighted that those shops "attract shoppers looking for presents with a cultural touch, or something different to the wares of a homogeneous High Street."...

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The National Archives and Jisc launch 'Digital Skills in the Future' survey

The National Archives and Jisc have created a survey to hear the latest thoughts of the sector regarding all aspects of their digital services and capabilities...

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South West Fed calls for museums to get involved with Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Creativity and Wellbeing Week runs from 10 - 16 June this year. We encourage you to identify any health and wellbeing work that you might be engaged in during that period and submit the event to the Creativity and Wellbeing Week website.

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Blog: Top tips for taking your first steps into student placements

Francesca Crickmere shares three tips for “trying out” placements and internships, to see if this is an activity your museum or heritage organisation could take advantage of to increase your workforce and resource new projects...

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Take part in the Engaging Curators survey

‘ENGAGING CURATORS’ is a PhD research project by Jillian Sutherland, in association with Bath Spa University, that asks the question: How does curatorship and audience engagement come together in the small museum?...

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The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust grants - deadline 1 April 2019

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives.

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Aerospace Bristol awarded £0.5 million to convert hangar into public conservation workshop

The restoration and repurposing of the hangar as a Conservation in Action workshop will mean that visitors will be able to see live conservation work taking place on historic Bristol aircraft such as the Bristol Freighter, Fighter, and Bolingbroke.

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Blog: Claire Dixon reflects on her first six months as South West Fed Chair

It seems incredible to already be reflecting on my first six months in the role of Chair for the South West Fed. It has been a busy and rewarding time, meeting colleagues on the board and starting to think about moving the organisation forward...

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South Gloucestershire in the First World War Project: 2014 – 2018

South Gloucestershire in the First World War Project: 2014 – 2018 succeeds in finding stories to engage local people in how the lives of the people of South Gloucestershire were affected by the First World War, one hundred years ago.

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