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‘Curating Colonies and Conflicts – Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’

‘Curating Colonies and Conflicts – Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’

Image above: ‘Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’. Image copyright The Box Plymouth Fiona Pitt, Trustee of the South West Fed responds to Jo Loosemore’s talk The burgeoning of Black Lives Matter has prompted cultural institutions, including museums, to reflect on how they present colonial history. While this isn’t a new […]

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Wellcome Collection.Addressing the Colonial Legacies of Wellcome’s Collection

Wellcome Collection.Addressing the Colonial Legacies of Wellcome’s Collection

Weapons originally belonging to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum laid out in the Duveen Gallery at the British Museum, 1955. Wellcome Collection

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Dead things tucked in drawers … bring them out!

Dead things tucked in drawers … bring them out!

Maureen La Frenais responds to a workshop: Using Natural Science Collections to Challenge the Climate Emergency as part of the South West Fed’s 2020 conference. A great topic, enthralling and I learned so much from this first workshop. With four case studies, and five speakers in 20 minutes it was […]

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The South West Fed is Changing

The South West Fed is Changing

The South West Fed is changing and we want to let you know what this means for your membership. From November 2020 we are offering free membership for Students, Individuals, and Organisations.

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How can we use collections to talk about the climate emergency?

How can we use collections to talk about the climate emergency?

We invited Katie Longley, a student of Bath Spa University, to write a blog post based on what she learnt from the our recent conference.

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Bristol Mingle Spotlight Talk – The Bristol Black History Project

Bristol Mingle Spotlight Talk – The Bristol Black History Project

Our first online Spotlight Talk focused on the Bristol Black History project.

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