This study from the Association of Independent Museums discusses the broader strategic issues that will influence volunteering in independent museums in forthcoming years.
This guide aims to assist museums to encourage supporters to remember a museum in their will, by putting structures and communication in place to stimulate and manage legacies.
This checklist can be used to review your charity’s effectiveness and provides updated guidance from the Charity Commission, ensuring charity trustees engage with and use finance guidance from the regulator to run their charities effectively.
These documents provide updated guidance from the Charity Commission, ensuring charity trustees engage with and use finance guidance from the regulator to run their charities effectively. The guidance covers the importance of having a good reserves policy and how trustees can manage their charities in challenging circumstances.
This resource covers the importance of having a good reserves policy and how trustees can manage their charities in challenging circumstances. It states the responsibilities of trustees, including legal knowledge and understanding of good practice.
This resource focuses on fundraising in Scotland and provides a range of useful information, much of which is applicable to museums in the UK.
This resource provides information so that charities can prove that all the managers who deal with finances (including the authorised officials and responsible persons) are fit to run the charity. This is sometimes called the ‘fit and proper persons test’.
This guide is not specifically aligned to the Accreditation Standard; however, it provides an introduction to the business model canvas for cultural organisations and a visual, step-by-step guide to business planning which breaks the process down into many of the same elements as forward planning.
RAPT is an online tool that enables managers in museum, library or other heritage organisations to assess their level of risk awareness in their organisation.
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 resource looks at how to develop by improving and extending the reach of the services offered.
This guide aims to encourage more charities to take on young trustees, or at least to put in place programmes that give young people the relevant skills that they will need for future service as trustees.
This article discusses the safeguarding of collections and the importance to all charities of having the right legal structure in place in order to protect and safeguard collections.
This resource was created by the Northern Ireland Museums Council to provide local museums with an overview of the principles of governance and signpost them to sources of further, detailed information.
This resource is aimed at charities and charitable trusts, and covers all aspects of setting up a charity.
This legislation is of relevance to publicly funded museums in Wales (the Act provides a definition of ‘publicly funded’) when reviewing their organisational purpose and strategic direction. It will also be useful as a pointer to good practice for non-publicly funded museums in Wales.
Organisations considering joining the Museum Accreditation Scheme should consider what it means to be a museum. This document from Northern Ireland Museums Council provides an outline of the factors that need to be considered; it poses some salient questions and provides links to other sources of information and good practice when setting one up.
Organisations considering joining the Museum Accreditation Scheme should consider what it means to be a museum. This guide from the Association of Independent Museums addresses the main points required, many of which are contained within the Accreditation Standard.
This resource from Arts Council England provides support and guidance for museums in the Accreditation Scheme, either for those applying for the first time or for museums submitting a return. There are guidance documents for each of the three sections in the Accreditation Standard.
This resource is aimed at Museum Development Officers/ Museum Mentors and museums starting to plan their workload in the six month run up to submitting their Accreditation return. A discussion point is your statement of purpose.
This toolkit was written for those who would like to understand what it means to be a museum. It asks tough questions about the commitment, time, resources, and circumstances needed for a new organisation to thrive, and can help organisations frame appropriate purposes.