MA publishes Annual Report 2017

Jonathan Knott, 11.10.2017
Members are encouraged to vote at the AGM in Manchester, or nominate a proxy
The Museums Association (MA) has published its Annual Report 2017.

MA president David Fleming said the report documented the strength of the organisation in a range of areas: “It is good to be able to report that the MA is now in rude financial health; it is more active than ever; it is respected worldwide for its ethical and activist stances; it is widely networked; and its membership stands at an all-time high level,” said Fleming.

“Over the coming years I hope the MA can work with sector representatives to identify radical new approaches to collections, continue to promote the work that museums are doing with their communities and support everyone who works in and with museums to develop their careers to deliver the best possible service to the public.”

MA members will have a chance to sign off on the annual report and accounts at the MA’s AGM, which will be held on Thursday 16 November at 2pm in the Exchange Auditorium of the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

The AGM will also receive a report from the board on the estimated financial position and forecast in respect of current and future financial years, and will vote on a proposed increase for membership fees for 2018, as well as changes to articles of association.

The MA is encouraging all members to vote in the AGM. Any members unable to come to Manchester can nominate a proxy to vote for them (details below).

If you are not attending the conference but will be attending the AGM, please arrive at the conference centre 15 minutes before the start of the AGM and collect a voting card from Charlie Lindus at the registration desk.

If you would prefer your voting card to be posted to you, email giving your membership number and postal address.

Proxy vote

All individual members of the MA are entitled to attend and vote in the AGM.

The AGM will take place at at 2pm in the Exchange Auditorium of the Manchester Central Convention Complex on Thursday 16 November.

Any individual member unable to attend the AGM is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Members may nominate as their proxy the chair of the meeting or any other individual.

The nominated proxy does not need to be a member of the MA.

Proxy nomination forms should be sent to Charlotte Lindus ( to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 10 November 2017.

Links and downloads

Annual report 2016-17

Notice of AGM

Proxy voting form