Who we are /

About us

The NEW 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 /

Welcome to the National Portfolio

On 27 June Chief Executive of Arts Council England (ACE), Darren Henley, welcomed 831 organisations to the 2018-22 portfolio. A £24 million investment in museums was announced as part of their National Portfolio in the Midlands.

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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 22Nov, 2017

10am – 4pm, Wolverhampton Archives, WV1 1SF Do you have books, watercolours, posters, documents or printed material in your [...]

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Family Friendly Festival

Culture Coventry invites you to join them at their first Family Friendly Conference. Discover how to make your museum more [...]

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eventbrite 28Nov, 2017

Please note this course is now fully booked.  If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk  [...]

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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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New Arts Council England Toolkit Available

Culture Change: developing diverse talent, workforce and leadership The toolkit is guided by best practice recruitment principals and explores [...]

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By Money and Medals Network /

Money and Medals Network Conference

To mark three years of funding from Arts Council England and to celebrate the work conducted so far, the [...]

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By Lapworth Museum of Geology /

Resilience and Sustainability Workshops

Lapworth Museum of Geology is delighted to that booking for their Resilience and Sustainability workshops is now open. Join [...]

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With all the latest news and events from west midlands museum development team

Helping the museum sector develop, thrive and collaborate

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