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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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New Project Funding and Loans

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot.

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08Dec, 2020

West Midlands Museum Development is running a series of collections care courses with Jane Thompson-Webb, Conservation Team Leader at [...]

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10Dec, 2020
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Coffee and Chatter

Join the WMMD team every Thursday at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter. It’s your chance [...]

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17Dec, 2020
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Coffee and Chatter

Join the WMMD team at 10.30am for a festive special hour long Coffee and Chatter. Take part in our [...]

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Museum of Royal Worcester took part in Expert Eye last year to learn more about Islamic art on items in its stored collections.  This has resulted in a new display 'Worcester porcelain and the Arts of Islam: creativity, commerce, and exchange'.

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Collections Trust Award

The theme for this year’s Collections Trust Award is celebrating recent collections-based work achieved in challenging circumstances.  The winning [...]

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Covid Secure Volunteering

Heritage Volunteering Group has worked with DCMS to produce guidance on Covid Secure Volunteering which has now been published.  [...]

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Digital Innovation and Engagement funding call The MA is delighted to be working with two new partners UK Research [...]

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