Who we are /

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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Welcome to the National Portfolio

On 27 June Chief Executive of Arts Council England (ACE), Darren Henley, welcomed 831 organisations to the 2018-22 portfolio. A £24 million investment in museums was announced as part of their National Portfolio in the Midlands.

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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

eventbrite 04Oct, 2017

The first workshop in a series of four, Roots HR CIC will be exploring the role of museums to [...]

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eventbrite 10Oct, 2017

FULLY BOOKED Develop skills, knowledge and insight to develop a new and more effective fundraising approach. This workshop (the second [...]

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eventbrite 19Oct, 2017

FULLY BOOKED Exceeding Visitor Expectations Thursday 19 October 9.30am – 5.15pm The National Brewery Centre, Burton upon Trent DE14 [...]

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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 Volunteer Awards – A Night to...

On Tuesday at the  Birmingham Hippodrome 130 guests were treated to an evening of fun, food and entertainment as the winners [...]

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And the winners are…

Last night at Birmingham Hippodrome the finalists were treated to an evening of fun, food and entertainment as the winners [...]

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Meet Our Finalists – Special Award: Young People

Meet Our Finalists – Special Award: Young People The West Midlands Volunteer Awards 2017 are now just 24 hours [...]

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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