South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

South Gloucestershire 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.

View Full Post

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...

View Full Post

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?...

View Full Post

Aerospace Bristol awarded £0.5 million to convert hangar into public conservation workshop

The restoration and repurposing of the hangar as a Conservation in Action workshop will mean that visitors will be able to see live conservation work taking place on historic Bristol aircraft such as the Bristol Freighter, Fighter, and Bolingbroke.

View Full Post

South Gloucestershire in the First World War Project: 2014 – 2018

South Gloucestershire in the First World War Project: 2014 – 2018 succeeds in finding stories to engage local people in how the lives of the people of South Gloucestershire were affected by the First World War, one hundred years ago.

View Full Post

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’.

View Full Post

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...

View Full Post

HLF funding awarded for South Gloucestershire WWII Stories project

South Gloucestershire Council has been awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund for its South Gloucestershire Second World War Stories project.

View Full Post

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...

View Full Post

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...

View Full Post