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Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire

Background

The BOB sub-region is made up of the counties Buckinghamshire (including the unitary authority of Milton Keynes), Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

The Museum Development Programme in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire engages over 70 heritage organisations directly and regularly; the majority of which are part of the national Museums Accreditation Scheme managed by Arts Council England.

There are various types of museums in BOB; of the 51 museums in the Accreditation Scheme, the governance is distributed as follows:

  • 25 Independent Charitable Trusts
  • 12 Local Authorities
  • 9 University (University of Oxford and University of Reading)
  • 4 National Trust
  • 1 Ministry of Defence

There are 6 museum networks in BOB that the MDO contributes to and supports:

  • Berkshire Museums Network
  • Buckinghamshire Museums Network
  • Oxfordshire Museums Council
  • BOB Accreditation Club
  • BOB Learning and Interpretation Network
  • BOB Volunteer Managers Forum

 

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The BOB sub-region is made up of the counties Buckinghamshire (including the unitary authority of Milton Keynes), Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

The Museum Development Programme in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire engages over 70 heritage organisations directly and regularly; the majority of which are part of the national Museums Accreditation Scheme managed by Arts Council England.

There are various types of museums in BOB; of the 51 museums in the Accreditation Scheme, the governance is distributed as follows:

  • 25 Independent Charitable Trusts
  • 12 Local Authorities
  • 9 University (University of Oxford and University of Reading)
  • 4 National Trust
  • 1 Ministry of Defence

There are 6 museum networks in BOB that the MDO contributes to and supports:

  • Berkshire Museums Network
  • Buckinghamshire Museums Network
  • Oxfordshire Museums Council
  • BOB Accreditation Club
  • BOB Learning and Interpretation Network
  • BOB Volunteer Managers Forum