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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Volunteer Awards 2018 - Nominations Open

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the third West Midlands Volunteer Awards. The Awards were established to recognise and reward the invaluable work and significant contribution made by volunteers to the museum sector.

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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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  Join Miranda Goodby, Senior Curator of Ceramics, and Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics at The Potteries Museum [...]

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shcg 19Jul, 2018

Social History Curators Group (SHCG) Conference. 19 July – Beamish: The Living Museum of the North, 20 July – The [...]

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shcg 20Jul, 2018

Social History Curators Group (SHCG) Conference. 19 July – Beamish: The Living Museum of the North, 20 July – The [...]

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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


OVERVIEW: The West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) Programme is managed by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, supported with funding from [...]

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Good Housekeeping: In House Collections Care Training

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) is working with Jane Thompson-Webb, Conservation Team Leader at Birmingham Museum Trust to deliver [...]

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Accelerator Programme

Julie’s Bicycle is looking for two cohorts of ten organisations wishing to advance their sustainable practice to take part [...]

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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