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 /

Volunteer Awards now open!

We are delighted to announce that the West Midlands Volunteer Awards are being held again this year and nominations are now open!

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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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The future of social history collections is an often debated topic and is the theme of this year’s annual [...]

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Project Grants Explained

10am – 11am Project Grants presentation 11.10am to 1.30pm One to one appointments from  Grants of £1,000 – £100,000 [...]

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

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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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Diversity Champions Programme 2019

If you are responsible for leading change in your organisation you need to have a clear understanding of how [...]

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West Midlands Volunteer Awards – The crucial role of...

Volunteers are crucial to the success and future of any museum or heritage site and the West Midlands Volunteer [...]

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West Midlands Volunteer Awards – The importance of...

Richard Curtis is the Chairman of the Waterworks Museum in Hereford and has seen his volunteers raise a trophy [...]

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