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Birmingham Museums Awarded Major Museum Partnership Status by Arts Council England

Birmingham Museums Awarded Major Museum Partnership Status by Arts Council England

4th July 2014

Birmingham Museums has been successful in its application to Arts Council England, securing its position as a Major Partner Museum

Birmingham Museums Trust is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its application to Arts Council England, recognising the Trust for a further three years as a major partner museum (MPM) from 2015 - 18.

Arts Council England has announced the 21 MPMs who will together receive £22.6 million a year in funding for the next three years (April 2015 - 18) as part of its Major Partner Museum programme for regional museums.

Birmingham Museums Trust will receive £3,022,704 over 3 years to extend the quality and reach of its programmes regionally, nationally and internationally.

Dr Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust comments; “We're delighted to have secured Arts Council funding for a further three years, and this will enable us to broaden access to the collections, and continue delivering valuable and memorable experiences for the people of Birmingham and visitors to the city.”

Birmingham Museums Trust also extends its congratulations to our fellow museums in the Midlands, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, and new Major partner museums, the Black Country Living Museum in partnership with Culture Coventry, and Derby Museums in partnership with Nottingham Museums, on their success in gaining Arts Council funding. We look forward to working with them and the wider museum sector.

For more information on all Major partner museums, visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/

Birmingham Museums Trust manages the city’s internationally significant museum collection and historic venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. The city’s collection is displayed and stored at; Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakeley Hall, Museums Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle ruins.
 

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