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Aerospace Bristol and Fleet Air Arm Museum team up for Concorde's 50th anniversary

To celebrate the anniversary, Aerospace Bristol and the Fleet Air Arm Museum organised a nostalgic journey with classic buses and cars...

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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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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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