South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Tenure of premises

Accredited museums must either own the properties they occupy or have current, signed agreements covering all the premises they use, including stores, on and off site.

Assessor’s questions

  • Are all buildings housing collections accounted for within application form?
  • Do any of the agreements expire within 12 months of the date of application/return? If so, whatevidence has been provided to demonstrate appropriateness?
  • What actions are present in the Forward Plan to ensure a secure long term home for the collections?
  • Do any of the agreements have short or very short notice periods (less than 12 months)? If so, is this risk managed within the forward plan (see requirement 1.4)?
  • Are any buildings occupied without formal written agreements? What evidence or explanation has been provided?