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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 will deliver a range of activity to support Arts Council England’s 10 year strategic framework ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone.’

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New – Recovery Grant Scheme

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce its new grant scheme is now open.

For some museums recovery is about planning to reopen but for others it is about seeking new ways of engagement or looking at an alternative business model whilst remaining closed until next season.  The Recovery Grants aim to provide support for both.

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Supporting your development

14Jul, 2020

Digital Heritage project event As part of the Digital Communications stream – which explores how to create engaging, inspiring, [...]

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16Jul, 2020
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Coffee and Chatter

Join the WMMD team every Thursday at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter. It’s a chance [...]

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21Jul, 2020

Heritage Digital event Even the smallest heritage organisations deal with surprising amounts of data in their services, fundraising, communications, [...]

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Birmingham Museum Trust has shared how they have continued to engage with their volunteers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ticketing for Museums and Galleries

Digital Culture Network has produced a guidance for museums and galleries to introduce a timed ticketing operation to comply [...]

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Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) is a signatory of an open letter to senior managers and boards of volunteer involving and [...]

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To radically transform the West Midlands arts and culture sector. Galvanised by Black Lives Matter, there is universal acknowledgement [...]

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