Who we are /

About us

The NEW 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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Featured story /

Solve to Evolve Conference

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce details of its annual conference on 15 March. Funded by Arts Council England (ACE), it will be a jam packed day focusing on overcoming challenges to make organisations more resilient and appealing to audiences.

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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

AC Web 22Mar, 2018

Artsmark Partnership Programme – Induction Workshop Midlands Arts Centre Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH The Artsmark Partnership Programme [...]

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To mark three years of funding from Arts Council England and to celebrate the work conducted so far, the [...]

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kids-in-museums 03Aug, 2018

To find out how to be involved in Kids in Museums’ Teen Twitter Takeover click here. [...]

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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


The Heritage Volunteering Group is here to help you unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best [...]

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Launch Free Online...

Thanks to investment from Arts Council England, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has launched free access to the largest collection [...]

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Emcees Awards 2018 – Call for nominations

Nominations are invited to the third annual Emcees awards. The Awards were set up by =mc and the National [...]

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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