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Cornwall Museums Partnership initiates Black Lives Matter Action Plan

Independent charity launches Action Plan to ensure and promote diversity in the museum sector - and invites the public to contribute

Charles Causley Festival of Arts & Literature goes digital

The arts festival in celebration of Cornish author Charles Causley will go ahead this year, on 24-26 July, in an online capacity.

Heritage Strategy Group - Statement on Decolonisation

Acclaimed playwright and University of Exeter experts to collaborate on new production exploring LGBTQ+ loneliness and history

Collaborative project will explore how LGBTQ+ communities have experienced loneliness and isolation in the past and present, including during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dozens of prehistoric, Roman and medieval sites discovered by archaeology volunteers working at home during lockdown

Team led by the University of Exeter Archaeology department unearths new discoveries through analysis of LiDAR images.

Relive Exeter City Football Club's 1990 title win in online exhibition

Football fans can relive the 30th anniversary of Exeter City’s historic 1990 league title win as part of a University of Exeter heritage project.

Newly discovered letters shed new light on Thomas Hardy’s “genuine love match” second marriage

University of Exeter digitisation project uncovers letter revealing Florence Dugdale's joy and happiness at her marriage to Hardy.

Film fans can explore Hollywood icon Vivien Leigh’s South West links thanks to major new study

University of Exeter researcher Dr Lisa Stead is tracing Leigh’s legacy and revealing new insights, to be accessed via a new interactive website.

LGBTQ+ heritage of museum collections to be revealed and celebrated as part of major new project

Specialists at RAMM collaborate with Dr Jana Funke from the University of Exeter and socially engaged artist and writer Natalie McGrath to uncover the musem's LGBTQ+ heritage. 

New study into William Golding’s manuscripts and letters to offer fresh insights into the creation of Lord of the Flies

University of Exeter student awarded paid internship to delve into the archives to explore the genesis of the acclaimed novel.