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Birmingham Museums Trust has been awarded £3,078,321 investment over three years by Arts Council England. It means that the Trust remains part of ACE’s National Portfolio, the prestigious group of English arts organisations who receive long-term funding.

The award secures the immediate future of the Trust, which is currently undergoing a period of development led by its co-Directors Sara Wajid and Zak Mensah.

Sara Wajid comments, “We welcome today’s continued support from Arts Council England. Birmingham Museums Trust is more than a collection of buildings and objects. Our vision is to be an active contributor to social change; forging links between past, present and future in ways that inspire creativity, hope and trust. Over the next three years we plan to take great strides in placing local, real-life stories of Brummies alongside the wider story of global history.”

Peter Knott, Midlands Area Director, Arts Council England, said: "Birmingham Museums hosts some of the most important designated museum collections in England. It brings to life local history through exhibitions that share international stories. Following their role in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival, we're delighted to be investing in them for the next three years and look forward to seeing them continue to draw visitors from around the world to Birmingham."

Birmingham Museums Trust is England’s largest civic museums service, attracting around one million visitors a year to its nine venues.