Who we are /

About us

The 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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Launch of Refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme

The refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme was launched on Thursday 1 November. View the revised standard and find out when your museum’s return is due.

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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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What’s on /

Digital Basics Boot Camp

The Museums Association’s Digital Basics Boot Camp is a fast-paced one-day conference covering all the essential digital skills that [...]

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FULLY BOOKED This is a one-day customer service course designed specifically for visitor attraction front-line staff that combines the [...]

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Accredited museums are now able to apply to Arts Council England National Lottery Project Funds to deliver museum based [...]

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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

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West Midlands Museum Development Conference 2019

Bookings are now open for the fourth West Midlands Museum Development conference at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. [...]

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Small Grants Scheme 2019 Open

Would you like up to £3,000 to support a project? The Small Grant Scheme is part of the West [...]

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Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme (MRL) – a unique year-long development [...]

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