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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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Unlocking the Future of Collections

What should the future of museum collecting look like?


How should we be thinking about our collections in terms of the next generation?


Follow the debate about the strategic direction of museum collecting

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Supporting your development

22Nov, 2019
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Takeover Day

Kids in Museums’ (KiM) second Takeover Day of 2019 is on 22 November. Find out more. [...]

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28Nov, 2019

The workshop is aimed at anyone involved in their organisation’s accounting – whether that’s Trustees, managers, staff or volunteers. [...]

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12Dec, 2019

This NEW programme aims to develop Audience Champions who will help to increase the reach and build deeper relationships between [...]

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During our events and programmes there is a wonderful spirit of sharing amongst peers and colleagues.  It is often reflected upon in evaluation forms that having the space and opportunity to network is highly valued.


We have dedicated this space to share your interesting, inspiring and useful experiences!

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WMMD Conference – Call for Proposals

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) is seeking proposals for its annual conference.  Our free conference will be held on [...]

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Winners of the West Midlands Volunteers Awards 2019

Yesterday evening at Birmingham Hippodrome 150 guests were treated to an evening of fun, food and frivolity as the winners [...]

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Open to All: Welcoming Neurodivergent Visitors

Neurodiversity is a term that describes a variety of neurological differences including ADHD, autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia.  It is [...]

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