From 1 April Museum Development will be delivered by Museum Development Midlands (MDM).


MDM is funded by Arts Council England and delivered in partnership by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and Leicestershire County Council. MDM builds upon the established track record of both West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM), with a strong understanding of the museum sector and trusted relationships with local museums and networks.

The MDEM and WMMD websites will be available as resources until the end of May while we complete our new MDM website. The new website is and the first phase, the landing page, will be live from 2 April.

Please be aware that neither the MDEM or WMMD websites will be updated while the new MDM website is under development.

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**IMPORTANT** The MDEM and WMMD newsletters will cease to operate shortly. You will need to subscribe to the new MDM communications to receive updates from us.


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