South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

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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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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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South West organisations win at the Museums + Heritage Awards

There was success in the South West at the Museums + Heritage Awards, with The Salisbury Museum and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) winning their categories.

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Launch of storytelling project about Swindon women in engineering history

The Small Victories Project has launched in Swindon! The project will uncover and tell stories of everyday women doing exceptional things in the engineering history of the area.

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Trowbridge Museum awarded £1,172,500 HLF grant towards its expansion

Trowbridge Museum’s expansion gets Heritage Lottery Fund Green Light...

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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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