Who we are /

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.’

Increasing income /

Access to funding

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I Love Museums is a campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council to show the public support for museums. #ilovemuseums
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Finalists Announced!

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce the finalists for the fourth West Midlands Volunteer Awards!

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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 05Sep, 2019

This NEW programme aims to develop Audience Champions who will help to increase the reach and build deeper relationships between [...]

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museum association 11Sep, 2019

What are the latest innovations and trends in lighting? And how can museums use lighting to maximum effect as [...]

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GEM_squared (002) 11Sep, 2019

The GEM annual conference is the landmark CPD event of the year for heritage learning in the UK. Through [...]

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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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Awards ceremony countdown is on!

With just weeks to go before we host the West Midlands Volunteer Awards we are putting the final touches [...]

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Open to All: Accessibility Audit programme 2019/20

West Midlands Museum Development is providing five museums in 2019/20 with the opportunity to receive a professional audit of the [...]

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Open to All: Welcoming Neurodivergent Visitors

Neurodiversity is a term that describes a variety of neurological differences including ADHD, autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia.  It is [...]

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