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
Featured story /

Meet the 2019 Winners!

The winners were announced at a glittering event on 11 September at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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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

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Collecting oral testimony can add depth and insight to our collections through the stories they tell and the documentation [...]

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Do you want to feel more confident about using your rural collection in a greater range of stories and [...]

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Maximising Earned Income

Are you thinking about introducing charging or revising your approach to charging for admission? Are you considering starting or [...]

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Creative solutions /

Your news

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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WMMD Conference – Call for Proposals

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) is seeking proposals for its annual conference.  Our free conference will be held on [...]

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Winners of the West Midlands Volunteers Awards 2019

Yesterday evening at Birmingham Hippodrome 150 guests were treated to an evening of fun, food and frivolity as the winners [...]

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ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering travel grants to support staff from UK organisations seeking [...]

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