Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust gets off the ground

Nine people have been recruited to make up a shadow board for the Royal Pavilion & Museums new cultural trust. The shadow board will be responsible for guiding the inception of the new organisation and shaping its structure, service operation and development in future.

The members are:

  • Glynn Jones (chair), chair of a number of local charities and not for profit organisations
  • Tim Aspinall, CEO of Aspinall Consultants
  • Jane Weeks, museum consultant
  • Michael Bedingfield, trustee of the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Julian Crampton representative of The Royal Pavilion & Museums Foundation
  • Danny Homan, representative of The Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival
  • Cllr Robins, South Portslade, The Labour & Co-operative Group
  • Cllr Norman, Withdean, Conservative Party
  • Cllr Mac Cafferty, Brunswick & Adelaide, Green Party, Covener of the Green Group

Brighton & Hove City Council currently manages the Royal Pavilion & the city’s museums.  The decision to move governance of the venues into a cultural trust was made by the council’s Policy Resources & Growth committee in January 2017 and progress is being made towards completing the transfer by April 2018.

The trust is seen as a significant step towards the council’s future aim of creating a dynamic, resilient cultural and heritage trust for the city and bringing the Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival together in a single entity.

The board will hold its first meeting at the end of June when it will begin to agree legal arrangements with the council and set up its charitable status.  The trustees’ positions are unpaid though individuals will be able to claim reasonable expenses such as travel and subsistence in certain circumstances.

Further details of the board members can be seen here.

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