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2007 - Bicentenary of the Abolition of British Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
In 1807 British involvement with the Transatlantic Slave Trade was abolished, this resource provides links to relevant online information and resources.
Archives Directory
A new resource that gives practical information on all the Archive services in the West Midlands.
A-Z of Collections: Public & University Libraries

A list identifying the value, scope and accessibility of special collections and archive holdings. It encompasses printed, archival, photographic and media materials held in diverse organisations across the region.


Caring for Collections. MLA Press Release

MLA applauds recommendations in the Caring for Collections report

Conservation Registar

The Conservation Register holds information on conservator-restorers in the UK and Ireland. Use this website to find a local conservator/restorer and for guidance on caring for art, antiques and decorative features of buildings.

Cornucopia and MICHAEL - collection description resources

MLA West Midlands is working with MLA to increase the content of two collection description websites. Cornucopia, established in 1998, and MICHAEL-UK launched in 2005.

Cultural Property Advice

The Cultural Property Advice website contains vital information on collecting, buying and selling art, antiques and antiquities legitimately and with confidence.

Directory of Audio Collections and Projects in the West Midlands

As part of the delivery of the Joint East-West Midlands Audio-Visual Archive Strategy MLA West Midlands commissioned a review of audio collections and projects in the region. This has resulted in a directory of audio collections and projects in the West Midlands available as a pdf and in printed copy.



Enriching Regions – a collecting scheme for regional museums
The Art Fund has launched an exciting new initiative that is targeted at three regions: the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England. It will run from 1 Nov 2006 to 1 Nov 2007.
Funder Database

A self-help online funding information service to assist in local charities, community groups, social enterprises and businesses gain access to comprehensive external funding information.

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