MA president Vanessa Trevelyan

MA publishes its Annual Report for 2010-11

Geraldine Kendall, 31.08.2011
Report includes the agenda for this year's AGM
The Museums Association's (MA) 2010/11 Annual Report is now available to download online.

The past year has been challenging and transformative for the entire sector and the report details how the MA has changed its staffing structure and rewritten its business plan to take into account the worsening economic climate.

The Association's priorities have shifted towards placing a greater emphasis on advocacy and strategic work in order to provide a valued and valuable service to members.

The MA also dramatically altered its existing governance structure, replacing the MA Council with a smaller, more dynamic board elected by members earlier this year.

MA president Vanessa Trevelyan said: "We should take heart from the fact that the museum sector is much more capable of rising to the challenge than it might have been 15 years ago.

"It has more confidence, is better managed and led, has more popular support, and has the ability to articulate its strength and purpose."

The Annual Report also includes the agenda for this year's AGM, which takes place on 3 October at the MA Conference in Brighton.

The AGM will take members through these recent changes and outline the Association's direction for the year ahead, including a major review of the membership structure.

The MA is proposing to introduce a number of changes such as frozen rates for smaller institutional members, free access to Museum Practice online for all staff from member institutions and a simpler, fairer banding structure.

To download the Annual Report 2010/11, click here

To view previous Annual Reports, click here

The MA Conference and Exhibition runs 3-4 October at the Brighton Conference Centre and features a number of new elements, including a programme of Museum Practice seminars. With a reduced price for delegates, the event is also more affordable this year.

For more information and to book your place, click here