The four archives and four local authority museum services within the Black Country have created a number of websites focused on different subjects:
Use this website to discover more about the historic objects and documents cared for by Museums and Archives in the Black Country.
Geology Matters showcases the geology collections of four Black Country museums. Use this website to search our collections, browse images, read articles or watch videos about all things geology related.
Stuck for a creative idea, then Inspired Designs is the website for you. Packed with our most colourful and distinctive objects. Inspired Designs showcases the decorative art collections cared for by a number of museums in the Black Country. You can use this website to search our collections, browse images or read articles about related topics.
Search the fine art collections of the galleries, museums and archives in the Black Country. Research the many collections of artists work we hold, look through our theme galleries, see the top twenty artists works chosen by our curators from across the gallery collections. This is a great introduction to artists and paintings you might not have heard of, all on one website.
Love and Marriage a collection showing the more unusual objects held by the archives. Going back through time, see how people used courtship, love tokens and planned wedding days. Got an old wedding photograph from the past, don’t bin it why not up load it on to our flickr data base and help build our unique collection in a personnel way.
This website focuses on a collection of paintings owned by Wolverhampton Art Gallery painted by a group of artists known as the Cranbrook Colony. The Cranbrook Colony were artists, connected through friendship and family ties, who settled in the picturesque village of Cranbrook in Kent and painted scenes of everyday life. Their themes, including childhood, family, work, religion, old age and death had universal appeal and contributed to their popularity amongst Victorian collectors.