DCMS review of museums

15 Nov 2017

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published their ‘Strategic Review of DCMS-sponsored museums’.

Yesterday (14 November) the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published their ‘Strategic Review of DCMS-sponsored museums’.

16 institutions are covered in the review – including;

  • British Museum,
  • National Portrait Gallery,
  • Science Museums,
  • Wallace Collection,
  • Imperial War Museums,
  • Natural History Museum,
  • British Library,
  • National Gallery,
  • Tate Group,
  • National Museums Liverpool, and the
  • Victoria & Albert museum.

Our Group Executive Committee will be meeting to consider the report – and have already noted one recommendation, the suggestion that any institution that can achieve a minimum of 50% funding through commercial income could consider becoming a ‘public corporation’.

We hope to work with sister-TUC unions on responding and progressing the report and its recommendations as well as engaging with the institutions themselves directly.

In the meantime – if you have any comments/thoughts/feedback – please direct these to your local PCS representative and this will be collated into our substantive response.

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