Museum Development Midlands

Museum Development Midlands (MDM) is funded by Arts Council England (ACE), delivered in partnership by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and Leicestershire County Council. 

MDM supports museums through targeted development programmes, grants, training opportunities, advice, information and 1:1 support.

MDM builds upon the established track record of the former providers for the East and West Midlands, with a strong understanding of the museum sector and trusted relationships with local museums and networks. Museums are empowered to thrive, through a varied programme of support informed by the ACE Let’s Create Strategy. 

MDM is part of a national network of Museum Development providers across England.

For further information contact MDM at or call 01952 435 900.

Check out the MDM website


  • Elizabeth Moran: Programme Manager
  • Michelle Davies: Deputy Programme Manager
  • Helen Martinez: Museum Development Programme Officer
  • Olivia Basterfield: Museum Development Programme Officer
  • Vacancy: Museum Development Collections Officer
  • Dawn Allman: Museum Development Officer (Data and Comms)
  • Paige Worrall: Museum Development Officer (Programme and Grants) (secondment for Laura Hughes)
  • Tarnia Hazlett: Museum Development Administrator