South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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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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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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Know Your Place project celebrates win at Historic England Angel Awards 2018

Historic England Angel Awards 2018 has announced Pete Insole as winner in the 'Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording' category for his work on the Know Your Place Project.

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Call for papers: South West Fed Conference 2019 - 'Inspiring Audiences Home and Away’

The SWFed requests proposals for the 2019 conference to be held in July. The conference theme for 2019 is ‘Inspiring Audiences Home and Away’.

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Presentations from South West Fed Forum 'Archives in Museums: Unlocking the Potential'

Our recent Autumn Forum 'Archives in Museums: Unlocking the Potential' provided an opportunity for attendees to gain advice, ideas and practical solutions for a range of issues relating to unlocking the potential of archives in museums and heritage sites...

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GEM course discount offer for South West Fed members

As part of our partnership with GEM, we are pleased to announce that GEM is offering the members’ rate (a discount of £35 off the non-members’ rate) for South West Fed members booking onto the intermediate Health and Wellbeing course in Bristol on 20 Nov...

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Take a look at The Museums Map - an interactive map of the accredited museums

The Museums Map is an interactive map of the 1304 museums accredited under Arts Council England's scheme...

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Head of Culture for Bristol City Council to become the new Director of National Museums Liverpool

​It has been announced that Laura Pye, current Head of Culture for Bristol City Council, will be joining National Museums Liverpool as its new Director, in August 2018.

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