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)
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.