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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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RAMM to explore Devon's links with slave trade

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) has commissioned Joy Gregory to create an artwork for an exhibition opening later this year on the transatlantic slave trade.

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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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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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British Library launches Living Knowledge Network involving South West partners

The British Library, along with 22 public library partners, including Libraries Unlimited, BCP Libraries (Poole) and the national libraries of Scotland and Wales, has launched the Living Knowledge Network, following the success of a two-year pilot phase...

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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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