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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 delivers a range of activity to support Arts Council England’s 10 year ‘Let's Create’ strategy.

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MDUK Volunteer Development Programme

This project aims to support participating museums to review their volunteering strategy and explore new ways to embed sustainable volunteer development practice tailored to individual organisational needs.

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WMMD logo 28Sep, 2021

This session run in partnership with Collections Trust will give both experienced and new trustees an overview of the [...]

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30Sep, 2021

A national Museum Development workshop. This session will give you a grounding in what segmentation is and how it [...]

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WMMD logo 07Oct, 2021

Turning over a new leaf: how to improve your preservation skills for looking after library and archive material Join [...]

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award.

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One-to-one Accreditation surgeries available

As the Accreditation Scheme continues its phased reopening, West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) is offering a series of bookable, [...]

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Capital Investment Programme

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its new Capital Investment Fund. This new fund, which replaces the former Small [...]

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Be part of the Volunteers Celebration and Recruitment...

Share images and video clips of volunteering in your museum We know that this summer has been unlike any [...]

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