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Dorset County News

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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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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Dorset County Museum redevelopment gets £11.3m HLF grant

Dorset County Museum has been awarded £11.3 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major redevelopment. It is part of its vision for Tomorrow's Museum - Making Dorset Proud. The work will transform the museum into a state of the art museum.

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Reawakening Festival - Dorset's First Arts Festival for Dementia

Dorset’s first arts festival for dementia, Reawakening (15-29 May 2017) will celebrate the county’s heritage, countryside and artistic life – from the Jurassic coast to Thomas Hardy, historic houses and estates, horticulture, ceramics, music, da...

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Vote for funding for a continuous public art presence in Lyme Regis

Lymeforward is seeing votes in support of their Aviva Community Fund bid for a step change in the public art presence in the historic town of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. "The continuous public art project in Lyme Regis will build on the exper...

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BAfM meetings coming up

Keep your eyes peeled for British Association of Friends of Museums meetings coming up in the New Year. Local meetings are being planned for Bodmin and West Dorset. The RWA recently hosted an invaluable day for BAfM members with speakers including Mike...

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HLF report shows overseas visitors to heritage are driving the UK’s tourism economy

Today's report from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) reveals overseas visitors to heritage are driving the UK’s tourism economy. Overseas visitor spend on heritage trips totalled £7.4billion in 2015 - 42% of the total £17.5bn spend made by visitors to h...

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AMA invites Museum Directors and CEOs to apply for Future Proof Museums

The AMA has opened applications for its intensive strategic change programme for museums. Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums across...

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Kids in Museums: Get involved with Takeover Day on 18 November

Earlier in the year, it was evident that cultural and heritage organisations in the South West learnt a lot from young people as they took over their Twitter feeds for Teen Twitter Takeover. They brightened up many feeds by running live interactive games,...

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