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About us

The NEW West Midlands Museum Development programme was established in April 2015 with funding from Arts Council England and is managed by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

West Midlands Museum Development will deliver a range of activity to support Arts Council England’s 10 year strategic framework ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone.’

Increasing income /

Access to funding

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Welcome to the National Portfolio

On 27 June Chief Executive of Arts Council England (ACE), Darren Henley, welcomed 831 organisations to the 2018-22 portfolio. A £24 million investment in museums was announced as part of their National Portfolio in the Midlands.

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Events

Keep up to date with West Midlands Museum Development events and a variety of other events regionally and nationally

What’s on /

Supporting your development

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Develop skills, knowledge and insight to develop a new and more effective fundraising approach. This workshop (the first of [...]

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The first workshop in a series of four, Roots HR CIC will be exploring the role of museums to [...]

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Develop skills, knowledge and insight to develop a new and more effective fundraising approach. This workshop (the second of two) [...]

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Museum of the month

Have your museum featured here!

We know that there is excellent work happening in our region, so help us to shout about it by featuring as our museum of the month celebrating good practice in the sector.

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Latest news

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Effective Fundraising

Last year’s Snapshot Skills Survey revealed that gaining an understanding of fundraising is perceived as the most urgent development [...]

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Annual Data Survey for Museums

West Midlands Museum Development is conducting its Annual Data Survey and is inviting Accredited museums and those officially Working Towards [...]

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Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is a programme designed to provide regional [...]

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Helping the museum sector develop, thrive and collaborate

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Volunteers Portal
Explore the NEW portal to discover the roles available within museums and galleries in the region