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Review of the Museum and Art Gallery services : a report to the Department of Community Development, Sport & Cultural Affairs

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Title

Review of the Museum and Art Gallery services : a report to the Department of Community Development, Sport & Cultural Affairs

Other title

MAGNT Review December 2004 Morgan; Internal review of MAGNT. Final report March 2004

Creator

Morgan, Gary

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2004-12

Description

"This Review has looked at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory’s outputs relative to benchmark museum and art gallery activities and outputs around Australia and relative to international trends in museum practice. This Review has also considered possible service outcomes set against three funding scenarios." - Executive summary

Notes

This review was commissioned by Risk Management Services of the Department of the Chief Minister for the Northern Territory, on behalf of the Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs. The review was put to Tender in October 2004, with the Tender awarded in November 2004. - Introduction; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Executive summary -- Part A: Introduction - Background -- Outputs of this review. Part B: Outputs of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory - A comparison of the MAGNT outputs in activities of collection development and management, public programs and research relative to those of other state museums and galleries - A discussion of the MAGNT outputs relative to national and international trends in museums and galleries - A consideration of the scientific focus of the MAGNT in terms of a) its management and outcomes relative to other museums and b) its contribution to Northern Territory economic activity and Government programs - A comparison of per square metre exhibition costs at the MAGNT relative to other institutions - A comparison of the acquisition budget of the MAGNT relative to other institutions. Part C: Possible budget scenarios - A discussion of three budget scenarios for the MAGNT with their consequent service outcomes. Part D: Summary of recommendations. Part E: Sources and acknowledgements. Part F: Appendices 1-8

Language

English

Subject

Museums -- Northern Territory -- Public opinion; Museums -- Evaluation; Public relations -- Museums -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

xviii, 124 pages ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265558

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/457997

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/458000; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/457995

Page content

MAGNT Review December 2004 Morgan 100 PART F APPENDICES Appendix 1. Scope of Services of the Review (selected extracts from the Request for Tender, Project D04-1158) 3.1. Overall objective To provide an independent assessment of the performance of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory as a state level scientific and cultural institution. 3.3 Specific objectives 1. Assess the output of MAGNT against the standard activities of collection development and management, public programs and research in comparison with that of other state level museums and art galleries interstate; 2. Identify current trends in museums and art galleries and assess the appropriateness of the current focus of the MAGNT in comparison with overse3as and interstate trends; 3. Assess the manner in which the scientific focus of the MAGNT contributes to Territory economic activity and Government programs and how management of scientific research and outcomes compares with that in other museums; 4. Provide succinct advice on what the service outcomes of the following budget scenarios would be: 5. Comparison of per square metre costs of exhibitions mounted by the MAGNT with those of comparable state level institutions; and 6. Comparison of relative acquisitions budgets with comparable state level art galleries and museums 3.4 Scope restrictions The review will examine only the activities of the MAGNT at Bullocky Point. 3.7 Review outputs A written report addressing the specific objectives and scope of the Review, and including: An assessment of the performance of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory as a state level institution and cultural institution; Documentation of any inconsistencies in management practices at MAGNT compared with other like organisations; and Succinct advice on what the service outcomes of the following budget scenarios would be: o Current funding allocation only o 2003/04 funding plus an additional $1.5 million recurrent o Increasing 2003/04 funding by an additional $5.5 million over 3-5 years and then an amount to be determined per year recurrent