This resource is a flowchart which allows a museum to confirm that their constitution is acceptable for Accreditation. It also suggests actions for situations where there are issues with the constitution.
‘The museum must be a long-term organisation that exists to benefit the public and protect its assets, including collections. It must have an appropriate and acceptable constitutional structure and documentation for the governing body.’
(Accreditation standard, November 2018)
This resource is intended to provide an overview of the main constitutional requirements that are regarded as acceptable in order to achieve Accredited museum status. It also outlines those constitutional arrangements that are ineligible for Accreditation.
This case study from SHARE Museums East discusses the review of the governance structure for Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History.
These ‘Golden Rules’ are not directly linked to the Museum Accreditation Scheme but are derived from similar challenges found in independent museums. They form the basis for successful governance for all independent museums and galleries – large and small.
This resource is aimed at voluntary organisations, providing a number of frequently asked questions from chief executives regarding governance.
This resource covers getting started in governance, board responsibilities, board structures and roles, and improving your practice in governance.
This resource provides information to support organisations in voluntary associations, trusts, social enterprises, companies limited by guarantee and SCIOs to make the best decision to set up an organisation that fits their goals.
This publication by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator provides a guide to organisations wishing to establish themselves as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. It is relevant to charities and charitable trusts in Scotland.
This document has been written to help organisations make an application to change the purpose of their charity in the Scottish Charity Register. It is relevant to charities and charitable trusts in Scotland.
This publication provides guidance on how organisations can become charities in Scotland. It is relevant to charities and charitable trusts in Scotland.
This guide provides an overview of the key points of successful governance, by defining governance and exploring the structure of governing bodies, the roles of trustees and the difference between governance and management.
These resources from The Charities Commission are aimed at charities and charitable trusts and provide models, templates and guidance for constitutions, articles of association and trust deeds for a new charity or charitable trust.