This day was an opportunity for Trustees from museums across the area to get together and receive an induction or refresher about the museum sector and good governance. The event was a partnership project between the South East Museum Development Programme and the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Hallmarks. Both are funded by Arts Council England.
‘The Museum Sector in a Nutshell’ by Jaane Rowehl
This induction (or refresher) session provided an overview of the museum world shining a light on the external factors that impact on, or support, your operations.
‘What Trustees Need to Know’ by Adrian Babbidge
This session aimed at helping Trustees better understand their duties and to equip them with the appropriate knowledge to undertake them, including what questions you should be able to answer as part of your ability to keep a good overview of the museum’s health.
Following the discussions on the day, Adrian and Jaane have pulled together a selection of other useful recources for Museum Trustees:
Trustee Induction guide
Charity Commission (2015) 'The essential Trustee – what you need to know, what you need to do'
Charity Governance Code for Smaller Charities (often defined as those with an income under £1m)
Charity Governance Code for Larger Charities (often defined as those with an income above £1m)
Guide on 'What Trustees can't delegate'
Museum Association (2015) – Code of Ethics for Museums