Who we are /

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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Featured story /

Volunteer Awards 2018 - Finalists Announced!

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce the finalists for the third West Midlands Volunteer Awards. The winners will be announced on Thursday 6 September at a twilight ceremony at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Sharing skills and knowledge /

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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The British Museum’s National Programmes team and the Digital Preservation Coalition invite you to a day of workshops, discussion [...]

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This hands-on day will be led by curators from Museums Worcestershire and is designed to share practical skills.  The [...]

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Join this practical and inspiring training workshop on 15 October 2018 designed to kick-start and sustain a flourishing freelance or [...]

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Creative solutions /

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

By Museum Development Network /

Brief for Evaluation Consultant

Manchester University, on behalf of the Museum Development Committee, seeks a consultant with relevant experience and expertise to evaluate [...]

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Secret Museums is Back!

This programme is co-created by young people (16-25 years) and will see two ‘Secret Visits’ to six museums in [...]

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Snapshot Skills Survey

Please take this opportunity to tell us about the skills you have and those you’d like to gain, improve [...]

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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