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Making the most of your museums: A handbook for councillors

This handbook, targeted at councillors with responsibility for museums, has been developed in response to the Mendoza Review. It can help identify the key ways in which councillors can support museums to be most effective. It includes:

  • Why museums matter:
    • Placemaking.
    • Community cohesion.
    • Tourism and economic growth.
    • Health and wellbeing.
    • Skills and learning.
  • Making the most of your museums:
    • Strategic/forward planning.
    • Reducing barriers to enterprise.
    • Communication and technology.
    • Brokering partnerships.
    • Evidencing impact and championing museums.
  • Choosing the right operating model:
    • Operating models.
    • Independent trusts.
    • Charity trustees.
    • The council as a charity trustee.
    • Shared services.
  • Further support.

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Date created: 2019

Author: Local Government Association; Arts Council England

Publisher: Local Government Association