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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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Unlocking the Future of Collections

What should the future of museum collecting look like?


How should we be thinking about our collections in terms of the next generation?


On 5 November we spent the day discussing the strategic direction of museum collecting

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Events

Keep up to date with West Midlands Museum Development events and a variety of other events regionally and nationally

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Supporting your development

12Dec, 2019

This NEW programme aims to develop Audience Champions who will help to increase the reach and build deeper relationships between [...]

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29Jan, 2020

This one day training course is aimed at volunteers undertaking visitor-facing roles in West Midlands museums who want to [...]

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03Feb, 2020

A one day Museums Association conference.  Following the publication of the Museums Association’s Empowering Collections report, this conference offers [...]

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During our events and programmes there is a wonderful spirit of sharing amongst peers and colleagues.  It is often reflected upon in evaluation forms that having the space and opportunity to network is highly valued.


We have dedicated this space to share your interesting, inspiring and useful experiences!

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Do you offer a heritage education service that you are proud of? The Sandford Awards have celebrated and promoted [...]

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What’s Eating Your Collections? A two day Integrated...

Do you know your carpet beetle from your furniture beetle? Jane Thompson-Webb will lead us through an intensive two [...]

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Do you know your carpet beetle from your furniture beetle? Jane Thompson-Webb will lead us through an intensive two [...]

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