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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WMMD Conference 2019

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce details of its fourth annual conference taking place on 28 March.

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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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Inspire is a Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) event for volunteer managers in the heritage sector. HVG wants to help volunteer managers [...]

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This one day Museums Association conference will look at the latest understanding of how adults and children learn, examine [...]

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***Booking has now closed*** We do have a waiting list should there be any cancellations.  Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk to [...]

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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


Current opportunities from Art Fund for curators, museum professionals and curatorial networks are: New Collecting Awards Art Fund is [...]

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Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace

Join colleagues nationwide at the TEG Marketplace and Pre-Marketplace Seminar for one or two days of networking and inspiration [...]

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Book your place for WMMD Conference 2019

The West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) Conference 2019 takes place on Thursday 28 March at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Why should [...]

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