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AIM appoints Lisa Ollerhead as Director (Chief Executive)

25 March 2021

AIM has appointed Lisa Ollerhead as its new Director (Chief Executive) following a comprehensive recruitment process. Lisa joins AIM from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). As Head of Museums Policy since 2016, she played a leading role in the response for museums during COVID-19 and was...

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New Chair & Deputy Chairs of Board of Trustees

Changes announced to the BCLM Board of Trustees

19 March 2021

Museum Board of Trustees elects new Chair and appoints two new Deputies Black Country Living Museum is delighted to announce that Dr Paul Belford has been elected its new Chair, with Jonathan Badyal and Vikki Jessop appointed as Deputies. Dr Belford, a Trustee since 2014 and latterly Deputy Chair, takes on...

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#HereForCulture and Forging Ahead

BCLM Makes History by Forging Ahead

19 February 2021

Black Country Living Museum is delighted to announce that major works on its major capital development BCLM: Forging Ahead – the largest project in its history – will begin this month. The project represents a £30m investment in the local community, made possible with support from funders...

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BCLM supports NHS by becoming a mass vaccination hub

22 January 2021

Black Country Living Museum has been chosen as a vaccination centre to serve the people of the West Midlands as part of the Government’s roll out of the UK coronavirus vaccine programme. As a well-known landmark close to good transport links, BCLM proved to be a strong choice to support the work of the NHS...

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Digital Book Giveaway For Museum Twitter Followers

18 December 2020

The University of Wolverhampton has teamed up with Black Country Living Museum to give away 25 free copies of a historical Black Country novel written by local writer, Rob Francis. Rob, a graduate of the University and Creative & Professional Writing lecturer in the University’s School of...

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BCLM Receives ArtFund Award

17 November 2020

BCLM Art Fund Grant will Bring History to Life for the Younger Generation Black Country Living Museum receives Art Fund grant to help bring Black Country history to life for younger audiences in brand new ways. The Museum will bring the stories of the Black Country to children in an exciting new series of...

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November Lockdown - Museum Update

04 November 2020

We have been so appreciative of all of the support from all our visitors since our reopening in August, and we’re thrilled to have been able to welcome you back. However, following the latest announcement from the UK Government in response to COVID-19, the Museum will temporarily close from today until our...

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BCLM receives lifeline grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund

24 October 2020

Black Country Living Museum has been awarded a grant of £2.56m from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to further help it face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The Museum is one of 35 major cultural organisations receiving the first grants between £1 and...

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WIN A Spooktacular day out this half term!

23 October 2020

We’re offering one lucky family the chance to win a family pass plus a tasty fish and chip lunch for a spooktacular day visit!  To enter the competition, head on over to our Facebook post and simply tell us in the comments who you’d bring! Winners will be chosen at random and notified on...

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Black History Month 2020 at BCLM: A Celebration of Creativity, Culture & Community

14 October 2020

This year’s Black History Month event at BCLM is a virtual gathering to celebrate the  contribution of Black people living and working in the Black Country. Join us on Wed 28 Oct from 7pm for an evening of performances including song, dance, music, and spoken word that will showcase the lives and legacy...

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