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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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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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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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Conference blog: Eight thoughts on developing a work experience programme to raise aspirations amongst young people.

This blog post from Laura Service is the latest in a series of posts that share learning from the recent South West Fed Conference. This post is inspired by the presentation given by Jackie Winchester and Deshni Pyndiah.

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Notification of South West Fed 2019 AGM and update on our recent vote

The 2019 South West Fed AGM takes place in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth on Thursday 4 July at 4.15pm.

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Museums offered photographs documenting life working at Moreland and C&J Clark in the 60s and 70s

Shane Edgar is offering museums and heritage organisations in the South West a collection of photographs suitable for research and digitisation.

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University of Exeter launches Student Business Partnership scheme for 2019

The scheme brings together the best of South West businesses with talented and motivated interns. It enables University students to work for a business, dedicated to solving just a business challenges.

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Aerospace Bristol and Fleet Air Arm Museum team up for Concorde's 50th anniversary

To celebrate the anniversary, Aerospace Bristol and the Fleet Air Arm Museum organised a nostalgic journey with classic buses and cars...

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SWMD launches SW Museum Skills Needs Analysis Survey 2019-22

South West Museum Development (SWMD) is seeking comment on what museum staff and volunteers want from the SW Museum Skills training programme for the next 3 years.

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Updates to our Articles of Association – your opinion matters!

The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (South West Fed) is calling all members to help ensure our future. Please vote in this important member ballot to ensure our organisation can continue to run and support the wider cultural and...

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