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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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New – Recovery Grant Scheme

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce its new grant scheme is now open.

For some museums recovery is about planning to reopen but for others it is about seeking new ways of engagement or looking at an alternative business model whilst remaining closed until next season.  The Recovery Grants aim to provide support for both.

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12Aug, 2020

Do you want to understand how families feel about returning to museums and explore ways to create family-friendly approaches [...]

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13Aug, 2020
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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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20Aug, 2020
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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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Birmingham Museum Trust has shared how they have continued to engage with their volunteers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Digital Access and Inclusion for your Visitors: producing...

A webinar from West Midlands Museum Development. Being connected in today’s society is imperative to our organisational success, and [...]

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By National Lottery Heritage Fund /

New £92million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage...

Applications open today (Thursday 30 July) for the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, which will help heritage organisations recover [...]

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By Arts Council England /

ACE announce Culture Recovery Funding

The Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme will focus on supporting cultural organisations affected by the Covid-19 crisis that are [...]

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