This resource provides a checklist for museums developing management agreements and is useful in supporting section 1.3.6 of the Accreditation Standard.
‘The museum must be an effective organisation that is well managed and able to provide evidence of the following:
1.3.1 that it has a satisfactory management structure, from the governing body to the user
1.3.2 that it has formally approved any authorities or responsibilities that the governing body has delegated to sub-committees, members of staff or volunteers
1.3.3 that the management structure makes sure there is appropriate professional input into decision making and policy development
1.3.4 that succession procedures are sufficient to ensure business continuity and accountability
1.3.5 the person or organisation that has powers to approve documents such as the forward plan and policies on managing collections
1.3.6 any approved agreement under which a separate organisation runs the museum.’
(Accreditation standard, October 2011)
This framework from the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division (MALD) of the Welsh Government provides a succession planning framework for the analysis of a museum’s current situation and a template to guide museums in planning for the future.
This resource supports museums that are charities to review their governance and effectiveness. The checklist can be used to review a charity’s effectiveness at AGMs, trustee meetings, away-day discussions or planning meetings.
This guidance from The Charity Commission relates directly to the Accreditation Standard for those museums which are charities. It outlines what is involved in being a trustee.
This resource provides an introduction to organisational structure, culture and capacity building in the voluntary sector, information on structure and culture, and a guide to different types of organisational structure and the varying cultures found within non-profit and charitable organisations.