Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.
Consideration was given to the report which set out the updated Collections Management Policy for the Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage Service. The Policy formed part of the key evidence base which enabled the Service to achieve Museums Accreditation from Arts Council England. Without Museum Accreditation, the Museums, Arts and Heritage Service could not apply for funding to the Arts Council of England (ACE) and would not be able to take forward its conditional offer to join the Arts Council of England National Portfolio Organisation programme, which represented an investment of £250,000 per year for the next 3 years.
This would be a key document and would open up opportunities for new funding streams and partnerships including working with new communities, building relationships with schools and community groups. The accreditations would last for five years.
It was acknowledged that the work of the museums was of a national standard.
1. That Cabinet approved the Collections Management Policy (2023).
2. That Cabinet approved the delegation to the Assistant Director of Culture, Sport and Tourism in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion for any future changes or new versions of the Collections Policy.