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About us

The NEW 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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Featured story /

Solve to Evolve Conference

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce details of its annual conference on 15 March. Funded by Arts Council England (ACE), it will be a jam packed day focusing on overcoming challenges to make organisations more resilient and appealing to audiences.

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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

gem-ete 28Feb, 2018

GEM area sharing event: Empower the Educator! Don’t miss your GEM area sharing event! Strengthen your area network, feel [...]

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eventbrite 28Feb, 2018

Roots HR CIC will be exploring the role of museums to embed Equality and Diversity within their workplace, including [...]

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AC Web 28Feb, 2018

Artsmark Partnership Programme – Induction Workshop Midlands Arts Centre Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH The Artsmark Partnership Programme [...]

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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


Museum & Gallery Exhibition Tax Credit Briefings In March 2018, Arts Council England will be hosting a series of [...]

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Agricultural Hand Tools Available

As part of the ongoing rationalisation of small agricultural objects collections, Shropshire Museum has a range of items for [...]

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Takeover Days dates announced

Kids in Museums have announced 2018 dates for: Teen Twitter Takeover – Friday 3 August Takeover Day – Friday [...]

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Helping the museum sector develop, thrive and collaborate

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