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9 Jun 2017

Get involved and shape the future of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery!

Would you like to help transform Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery into a museum for the 21st century?

Birmingham Museums Trust is developing its plans for the future of the Museum and its displays, and wants to involve as many Birmingham people as we can.

Birmingham is the second largest, youngest, most culturally diverse and vibrant city in the United Kingdom. As an educational charity, we are always looking for ways to enrich learning and engagement for all walks of life within Birmingham’s population.

To make this happen we need your support and time, local community voices and advisors will be crucial in how we develop new museum content with the people of Birmingham and provide a place for all to enjoy.

We want to ensure the way we collaborate, consult and create is right and works together with individuals and groups within our local communities. We're looking for people of any age, and from any background, who would like to contribute, advise and volunteer to help create a new museum of, and for, the people of Birmingham.

No experience is needed - we want people who will help us be innovative and exciting, who want to tell all the diverse stories of Birmingham's people and their shared ambitions and challenges, alongside helping us redefine museum stories by the people who are best placed to use it, and change the face of Birmingham's museums with us.

How can you get involved?

There are two ways you can get involved. 

We are looking for new members for our Community Action Panel, to work with us and shape the future of our museums. The Panel meets around 6-8 times a year, in the evenings. As a Community Action Panel volunteer, you'll have access to training, private views and social opportunities across the Trust. The first meeting is at Thinktank on Wednesday 14th June 2017, 6pm - 8pm.

If you can’t make the Community Action Panel but want to be involved, we’re also running a one-day Open Space Event to help shape the Museum for Birmingham, at Thinktank on Sunday 2nd July 2017, 12pm - 5pm. Refreshments and free entry to Thinktank included.

If you can join us at either event please book your place by contacting Rosie Barker, Community Engagement Team Leader on Rosie.Barker@BirminghamMuseums.org.uk

For more information on the Community Action Panel or on the Open Space event, please contact Rosie Barker.

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