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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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Inclusive Museums Open for Applications

Inclusive Museums is a training and mentoring programme that will support a small cohort of West Midlands museums to become more equitable and inclusive.

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11Aug, 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. Grab your [...]

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WMMD logo 11Aug, 2022

Our second round of Carbon Literacy training is now open for bookings across the Midlands. West Midlands Museum Development [...]

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17Aug, 2022
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Unwrapping the Past

Black Country Living Museum Trust was awarded a Designation Development Fund grant to improve its packaging and advertising collection, [...]

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Transport Museum Wythall has been named one of the best attractions in the world. It's scooped a 2022 Travellers’ Choice Award..

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Developing Volunteering Practice

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Museum Development UK (MDUK) are pleased to announce a series of three Volunteer [...]

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Restitution Guidelines

Arts Council England (ACE) has published new restitution and repatriation guidelines for museums. The long-awaited guidance is intended to [...]

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Share your Opinions on the Future of UK Heritage

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is developing an ambitious, long-term vision for heritage and what its funding can [...]

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