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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South West Fed and University of Exeter sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 12 December, the Board of the South West Fed, and academics and employability staff from the University of Exeter met to formalise the partnership, with Claire Dixon (South West Fed) and Sean Fielding (University of Exeter) signing the MoU.

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Two 'at risk' coastal heritage sites in the South West awarded Coastal Revival Funding

An Elizabethan House in Plymouth, and a Miners Chapel in the heart of the community in St. Just, Penwith, have won Coastal Revival Fund grants. The two sites are among the six Heritage England classed 'at risk' sites of the 25 sites that have been awarde...

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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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University of Exeter successfully matches students with South West heritage organisations for career development

The University of Exeter is supporting local heritage organisations through its award winning internship programme; Pathways to Arts, Culture & Heritage.

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Case study: How partnerships between academia and the heritage sector create impact and relevance

Partnerships come in many shapes and sizes, of course, and can be adapted over time to benefit more than just the partner organisations. In this post, the University of Exeter describe their approach to partnership with an Industry Advisory Group.

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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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University of Exeter launches new MA in International Heritage Management & Consultancy

The University of Exeter is launching a new global, interdisciplinary postgraduate programme MA International Heritage Management and Consultancy.

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