South West Museum Development Programme

The South West Museum Development Programme was launched on 1 August 2012 as part of Arts Council England’s (ACE) Renaissance programme and is currently funded by Arts Council England until March 2018. The programme provides support to Accredited museums across the South West region.

The purpose of Museum Development is to use Arts Council England’s five strategic goals set out in Great Art and Culture for Everyone to drive development and deliver sustainability, resilience and innovation in England’s regional museums so that they can maximise their benefit to audiences and communities.

In each year, we will offer a programme of support for museums, based on annual consultations with the museum sector which are agreed with ACE as part of our funding agreement.

Our mission is to support museums in the region to achieve sustainable improvements and maximise their benefits to audiences and communities.




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