South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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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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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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The South West Fed Board is recruiting

This is a fantastic opportunity to represent the heritage sector, work with colleagues and engage with other partners as part of a committed and passionate group of Trustees focussed on driving the success of this unique member organisation.

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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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