Cromwell Museum future governance

Purpose

To inform the Committee about the report of an external review of options for the future of the Cromwell Museum, following the proposed withdrawal of Council funding to run the museum from April 2016, and to ask the Committee to make key decisions about the way forward.

Electoral divisions / districts

Huntingdon

From

Executive Director Economy, Transport and Environment

Name:Christine May
Post:Head of Community and Cultural Services
Email:Christine.may@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Tel:01223 703521

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Recommendation

The Committee is asked to agree to:
a) the creation of an independent charitable Trust to take over the running of the museum
b) leasing the museum building to the new Trust for 25 years on an internal repairing lease at less than best consideration (subject to approval by General Purposes Committee)
c) leasing museum storage and office facilities in Huntingdon Library and Archives to the new Trust for 5 years at less than best consideration (subject to approval by General Purposes Committee)
d) the Council bearing the cost of any staff redundancies arising as a result of the transfer of undertakings
e) using the Cromwell Museum Art Fund to help fund the establishment of the new Trust
f) the Council retaining ownership of its assets within the museum collections
 

Details

Key decision: No

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