Renaissance in the Regions

Renaissance in the Regions is the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council's groundbreaking programme to transform England's regional museums and galleries.

Renaissance is delivered by a network of regional Hubs. They support regional museums and galleries in raising the quality of their services and developing the skills of the workforce to meet the needs of users.

The West Midlands Hub is a partnership between five museum services: Birmingham, Coventry, Ironbridge, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton.

The vision of the Hub is to provide excellent museums and galleries. They will inspire people to take part, enjoy and learn. Their collections will also celebrate the creativity and diversity of the cultural heritage of the West Midlands and of the world.

Ten key areas are helping realise this vision:

  • Delivering a comprehensive services to schools
  • Marketing across the region
  • Reaching out to non-traditional audiences
  • Building capacity and sustainability across the region
  • Increasing access to collections
  • Developing regional conservation resources
  • Sharing and building on-line resources
  • Developing the workforce
  • Supporting Accreditation
  • Modernising museums