South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Somerset County News

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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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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Somerset Rural Life Museum wins awards

The successful redevelopment of Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury has been recognised with two awards. The Museum re-opened in June 2017 following extensive redevelopment led by the South West Heritage Trust.

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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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The Museum of Somerset puts 1505 portrait of King Henry VII on display

The Museum of Somerset has announced that it is bringing an artwork of outstanding national significance to the county this autumn. Working with the National Portrait Gallery in London, the museum will display a 1505 portrait of King Henry VII.

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Digital Exhibition touring West of England to help Know Your Place

Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed? KYPexplore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition which will tour across the West of England giving an insight int...

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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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