Constitutional and governance arrangements guidance document

This paper is directly related to the Accreditation Standard, providing guidance on the requirements of the Standard (2011 edition). It includes acceptable and appropriate constitutions for governing bodies, and describes the characteristics of long-term organisations which exist to benefit the public and safeguard collections.

It includes:

  • A rationale for what constitutes acceptable constitutional arrangements, based on an accepted international canon of museum ethics, and the legal doctrine of public trust;
  • The legal formats available that capable of demonstrating those underlying principles;
  • Key issues of demonstrating those underlying principles;
  • Key issues that present areas of difficulty in assessing Accreditation applications, and reconcile them with the Standard.

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Date created: 2011

Author: Adrian Babbidge

Publisher: MLA