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South West Fed statement: events postponed due to Covid-19 advice

Due to advice this week from the UK Government about Covid-19, the South West Fed has taken the difficult decision to postpone our Spring Forum and our 2020 Conference & AGM. However, they are not cancelled.

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

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’. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 24 JANUARY 2020...

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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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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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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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Take on a Capital project with confidence

Professionals in the heritage sector have the chance to embark on a Capital development project with increased knowledge and support, thanks to a masterclass running in Cornwall this winter.

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Conference blog: The tactile and the creative - a new way of engaging people with church spaces

This blog post is the second in a series of posts that share knowledge from the South West Fed Conference. Here, Theo Platt shares key points from Annie Lucus’ presentation ‘The tactile and the creative - a new way of engaging people with church spaces’.

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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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