Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum Management Committee - Monday, 30th January, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL

Contact: Nicky Hooley  Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 24 October 2022. 


Financial Statements 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

It is a statutory requirement to agree the annual financial statements for the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and submit them to the Charity Commission by 31 January each year. The Committee are asked to review and agree the financial statements and the Letter of Representation prior to them being signed off by the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance and Transformation.

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Update on Progress on the Museum's Forward Plan (2020 - 2024) pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum Forward Plan (2020-2024) outlines the museum’s strategic objectives as required by Arts Council England (ACE) Museum Accreditation.

This Update gives Management Committee Members an understanding of progress to date against these objectives and the planned actions to come.  The Museum has made good progress in some areas such as:

·        driving investment to the conservation of the fabric of the building (MEND) 

·        conservation of items in the collection;

·        improvements to the room displays and interpretation

·        development of popular programming and events.

·        more focussed marketing

However, the review of governance has proven to be complex and challenging. The Update enables Management Committee to review progress and make suggestions for future activities and actions.

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