South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Wiltshire County News

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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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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Know Your Place launched in Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire

Know Your Place project puts three more counties on the map For the first time, historic maps and heritage data of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset are now freely available online in one place, thanks to the latest expansion...

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