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 /

Meet the 2019 Winners!

The winners were announced at a glittering event on 11 September at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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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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A-Z of Accreditation

This practical workshop is delivered by Jennie Pitceathly, Accreditation Adviser in the North West and is targeted at museums [...]

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Carbon Literacy

Carbon Literacy means being aware of the impact of everyday activities on the climate, and knowing what steps can [...]

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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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Winners of the West Midlands Volunteers Awards 2019

Yesterday evening at Birmingham Hippodrome 150 guests were treated to an evening of fun, food and frivolity as the winners [...]

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ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering travel grants to support staff from UK organisations seeking [...]

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Meet our Finalists – Young People

Meet the finalists in our final category Young People… Alex Rowe, Waterworks Museum – Hereford Alex, an 18-year old [...]

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