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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I Love Museums is a campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council to show the public support for museums. #ilovemuseums
Featured story /

Launch of Refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme

The refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme was launched on Thursday 1 November. View the revised standard and find out when your museum’s return is due.

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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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PDSA unveils ‘Extraordinary Animals in Action’ Leading veterinary charity, PDSA, is set to unveil a unique exhibition showcasing the [...]

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Takeover Day

To get involved with Kids in Museums Takeover Day click here. [...]

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FULLY BOOKED We use our collections to tell stories every day but how confident are we in speaking publicly [...]

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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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Volunteers in the Workplace – Volunteering Beyond Front...

West Midlands Museum Development is running a workshop on 4 December at Compton Verney to look at volunteering beyond [...]

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Kids in Museums Sector Survey

Kids in Museums has launched a new survey for museum professionals to share their thoughts on Kids in Museums [...]

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In 2020 the National Gallery will tour Degas’s Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study, and is currently inviting proposals [...]

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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