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Ashford Museums Group (AMG)

The Ashford Museums Group brings together the diverse museums and heritage sites within the Ashford District.  It aims are to act as a conduit for the sharing of good news stories and supporting members in finding solutions for various museum relevant topics.

Its role is:

  • Maintaining a joined up network of museums in the Ashford area;
  • Information sharing and mutual support between the organisations;
  • To offer opportunities for joined up exhibitions and events in new and existing venues;
  • Coordinating lobbying actions on key issues on behalf of the wider cultural community;
  • Providing technical and practical assistance if required.

Representatives from any of the following are eligible to join AMG:

  • Ashford District museums and heritage sites;
  • Ashford Borough Council representative(s);
  • Kent & Medway Museum Development Officer;
  • AMG members may invite to attend meetings any individual(s) deemed necessary to further the work of the group.

Frequency:
The AMG network will meet at least 4 times a year.

Location:
The meeting location will move around the member venues in turn, or be held at a mutually convenient or central location.

Expenses:
No money to cover travel, or any other expenses, is available via the group.
Chairing and Secretariat:
Chairing will be undertaken by the ‘host’ venue, and secretariat services will be undertaken by a nominated member at the meeting.

Reporting:
Minutes of meetings will be formally recorded and circulated to attendees within 14 working days of the meeting.  The host will be responsible for this activity.

Communication:

The AMG members maintain contact via an internal mailing list.