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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 27Jan, 2022

This virtual training session delivered by Vocal Eyes will support attendees to develop accessible practice when creating digital content, [...]

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10Feb, 2022
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Coffee and Chatter

Your networking opportunity Join the WMMD team at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter. It’s your [...]

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During 2021 four West Midlands museums have been exploring the hidden stories behind their collections Every collection has objects [...]

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The volunteers at Erasmus Darwin House have been presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

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West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce a series of three Volunteer Management Development training events. These events [...]

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Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit Launch 

We are delighted to announce that the new Carbon Literacy for Museum Toolkit is launching on Monday 24 January. [...]

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Museums + Heritage Awards

The Museums + Heritage Awards are open to all museums, galleries, archives and heritage visitor attractions, organisations, charities and [...]

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