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* mlawestmidlands.org.uk MLA West Midlands the regional council for museums, archives and libraries
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* MLA West Midlands: the regional council of museums, libraries and archives.
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* Floor 2, Grosvenor House,
14 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS.
Tel: 0121 631 5800.
Fax: 0121 631 5825.
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* MLA: Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
Victoria House,
Southampton Row,
London WC1B 4EA,
Tel: 020 7273 1444
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The Sector
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‘Museums libraries and archives collect and interpret knowledge about the past and the present for the future. That is why they are so important to all of us’
Investing in Knowledge (MLA Council)

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Museums

Museums are store houses of knowledge that can inspire creativity and innovation. Museums attract diverse audiences, more than one quarter of all visits are made by children. More people visit museums each year than visit sports event, theme parks or the theatre. Click here to find out more about museums in the West Midlands

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Libraries

Libraries in the West Midlands play a key role at the heart of communities and are often the focal points of neighbourhoods. They support formal and informal education and are creative places. Libraries are constantly building upon their existing strengths. Click here to find out more about libraries in the West Midlands.

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Archives

Archives in the West Midlands have seen a huge increase in demand for their services in the last few years (nationally in the last ten years visitor figures have doubled). This is primarily through the rapid growth of interest in family history. However archives have a key role to play in the national identity and the future prosperity of the nation. Click here to find out more about archives in the West Midlands

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*https://mlawestmidlands.org.uk/thesector/index.asp    Date Printed : 29 July 2007
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