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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.’

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Culture Recovery Fund – New Grants Available in January 2021

Today (Friday 18 December), Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund have announced the deadlines for the second round of Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) grants.

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20Jan, 2021

Have your board meetings moved online? You’ve probably found that chairing an effective digital meeting is very different to [...]

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21Jan, 2021
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Coffee and Chatter

Join the WMMD team every Thursday at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter. It’s your chance [...]

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26Jan, 2021

West Midlands Museum Development is running a series of collections care courses with Jane Thompson-Webb, Conservation Team Leader at [...]

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Museum of Royal Worcester took part in Expert Eye last year to learn more about Islamic art on items in its stored collections.  This has resulted in a new display 'Worcester porcelain and the Arts of Islam: creativity, commerce, and exchange'.

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Lunchtime Learning: Volunteer Management Essentials

Lunchtime Learning with Roots HR Roots HR CIC will lead a series of short bite-size sessions outlining essential knowledge [...]

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Culture Recovery Fund – New Grants Available in...

Following the first round of Cultural Recovery Funds (CRF) back in the Autumn, on Friday 11 December 2020 the Government announced [...]

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Culture Recovery Fund – second round

On Friday 11 December 2020 Government announced a further round of Culture Recovery Fund investment as part of its [...]

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