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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Featured story /

Launch of Refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme

The refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme was launched on Thursday 1 November. View the revised standard and find out when your museum’s return is due.

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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

GEM_squared (002) 11Dec, 2018

How leading a learning museum can transform your business. The workshop is for anyone in the heritage and cultural [...]

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eventbrite 10Jan, 2019

FULLY BOOKED Back by popular demand! If you missed this last time round don’t worry, this is your chance! [...]

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eventbrite 10Jan, 2019

This one day training session delivered by Inclusive Boards will help you to create actionable, practical and manageable objectives [...]

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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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Museum Constitution and Governanace

West Midlands Museum Development is holding a half day workshop on museum constitution and governance on 13 February 2019 [...]

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Creative & Cultural Skills has launched the ticket sales for its National Conference and Awards, which will take place [...]

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Preparing for Emergencies

West Midlands Museum Development in partnership with Historic England, English Heritage and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service is [...]

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