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

Our Vision:

For the West Midlands Museum sector to develop, thrive and collaborate to ensure future sustainability through cross cultural programmes which excite and inspire diverse audiences and deliver a professional customer focussed visitor experience.”  

Our Mission:

“To lead, empower and equip museums within the region to build capacity, increase resilience, develop skills and share knowledge to ensure a thriving and exciting sector”.

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

Our Goals:

Excellence – is thriving and celebrated

Opportunity – everyone can experience and be inspired

Resilience – museums become sustainable through innovative and entrepreneurial ways of working

Leadership – the workforce is diverse and suitably skilled

Young People – encouraging the next generation to be excited and enriched by museums 

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