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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.’

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Opportunity to Contribute to Museum Development Evaluation

Arts Council England has commissioned DC Research Ltd (in partnership with Durnin Research and Pomegranate) to carry out an Evaluation of the Museum Development Programme across England. The evaluation aims to understand the impact of Arts Council’s investment in the Museum Development Programme.

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Events

Keep up to date with West Midlands Museum Development events and a variety of other events regionally and nationally

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Supporting your development

25Feb, 2020

What makes a good funding application?  Join Jenni Waugh for this half day workshop which builds confidence and skills [...]

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26Feb, 2020
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Heritage Day

Join Peter Ainsworth, Chair of The Heritage Alliance and Sir Tim Laurence, Chair of English Heritage This popular event [...]

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02Mar, 2020

Join us for this exciting event where participants in our Revealing Hidden Histories programme talk about the stories that [...]

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During our events and programmes there is a wonderful spirit of sharing amongst peers and colleagues.  It is often reflected upon in evaluation forms that having the space and opportunity to network is highly valued.


We have dedicated this space to share your interesting, inspiring and useful experiences!

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Join colleagues nationwide for one or two days of networking and inspiration at the UK’s principal touring and partnership [...]

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The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2021-23 offers non-London museums, galleries and art centres the opportunity to partner with the [...]

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Arts Council England has commissioned DC Research Ltd (in partnership with Durnin Research and Pomegranate) to carry out an [...]

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