Wales launches national museum strategy

Patrick Steel, 21.06.2010
MA welcomes "shared vision and shared values"
Museums Archives and Libraries Wales (CyMAL), last week launched its first national strategy for museums, entitled A Museums Strategy for Wales.

The strategy, which looks to the next five years, focuses on access, collections care and development (including the concept of a distributed national collection), and effective working to maintain relevant, robust and sustainable organisations.

Speaking at the launch, Museums Association president Stuart Davies said: “This is a strong, well put-together document, identifying the core issues and core purposes and prioritising them.

“The process of bringing the strategy together is as important as the final document. Museums in Wales have restated their shared vision and shared values.

“This should now be held up as an exemplar to the other home nations, who should follow suit without hesitation.”

Please click here to download the strategy document (pdf)

Image: A participant in the Skills for the Future programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, at St Fagans: National History Museum. The scheme will deliver 70 placements for people across Wales.