Here you can find recommended resources that support requirement 1.1 of the UK Museum Accreditation Scheme: A clear statement of purpose.

‘Your museum must have a statement of purpose that defines why it exists and who it’s for.’

(Accreditation standard, November 2018)

How to write charitable purposes


Relating specifically to independent museums, this resource is for charities which are guided by a charitable constitution including a statement of purpose, known as the ‘object’ or ‘objects’. This guidance provides a four-step process to defining and writing charity purposes. It focuses on the outcomes of the charity, the beneficiaries and includes examples of good practice and terminology to avoid.