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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I Love Museums is a campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council to show the public support for museums. #ilovemuseums
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And the winners are...

Yesterday evening at Birmingham Hippodrome the finalists were treated to an evening of fun, food and entertainment as the winners were announced.

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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

eventbrite 03Oct, 2018

Introduction to Audience Development 10am – 2pm The Hive, Worcester WR1 3PD Join Rhiannon Davies, The Audience Agency for [...]

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Join the team at Birmingham Museum on 11 October as they share the inner workings of the Story LAB [...]

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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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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


Are you Chair or Vice Chair of an independent museum or heritage charity? Are you looking to be more [...]

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Takeover Day 2018… Are you on the map? Takeover Day England will be held on 23 November. Since the [...]

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Introduction to Trusteeship

This training is suitable for existing trustees, those interested in becoming a trustee and anyone wishing to better understand [...]

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With all the latest news and events from west midlands museum development team

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