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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I Love Museums is a campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council to show the public support for museums. #ilovemuseums
Featured story /

Volunteer Awards 2018 - Nominations Open

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the third West Midlands Volunteer Awards. The Awards were established to recognise and reward the invaluable work and significant contribution made by volunteers to the museum sector.

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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

placeholder-news 19Jun, 2018

This free one-day conference on 19 June, generously supported by the Elmley Foundation and organised by the HLF and [...]

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frog-service-plate-pmag 05Jul, 2018

  Join Miranda Goodby, Senior Curator of Ceramics, and Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics at The Potteries Museum [...]

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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

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Volunteer Awards 2018 – Nominations Open

We are delighted to announce that nominations for the third West Midlands Volunteer Awards are now open. The Awards are [...]

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Age Friendly Museums Network West Midlands Meeting

Friday 18 May, 1pm – 3pm The Museum of Cannock Chase This will be a great opportunity to welcome [...]

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By Kids in Museums /

New Resource from Kids in Museum

Kids in Museums has launched a new resource created in collaboration with Maths on Toast with support from MathWorks. Maths is [...]

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With all the latest news and events from west midlands museum development team

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