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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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Recovery Grant Scheme

Application deadline 5pm, 9 October 2020

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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29Sep, 2020

This masterclass, delivered online over two mornings, is for those who want to embed a more joined-up approach in [...]

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30Sep, 2020

Training over two sessions 30 September and 1 October 10.30am-12.30pm Ensuring interactions are friendly between front facing museum roles [...]

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01Oct, 2020

Association of Chairs webinar We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be challenging.  Yet, many Chairs [...]

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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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Project Opportunity

Fit for Purpose? Supporting strategic collecting planning Would you like support with strategic planning around future collecting? How would [...]

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Cultural Recovery Grant Survey

Arts Council England has a survey to understand the reasons why some museums did not apply for the Cultural [...]

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Expert Eye 2020 – Deadline extended to 2 October

Are you looking for an expert to help with your collections? Many of us have objects or unique collections [...]

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