Review of the Museum and Art Gallery services : a report to the Department of Community Development, Sport & Cultural Affairs
MAGNT Review December 2004 Morgan; Internal review of MAGNT. Final report March 2004
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"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
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).
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
Museums -- Northern Territory -- Public opinion; Museums -- Evaluation; Public relations -- Museums -- Northern Territory
Northern Territory Government
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MAGNT Review December 2004 Morgan 119 o MAGNT must show its link to the Knowledge Economy of the Northern Territory. o MAGNT is and should be seen to be a unique institution of national significance and a key institution to the Northern Territory. o MAGNT is a significant contributor to the economy of the Northern Territory. o MAGNT can assist Government in delivering on key areas and crossgovernment commitments. o In the 21st century, culture is the cement of society and the MAGNT is critically important in the cultural life of the Northern Territory. o MAGNT represents diverse cultures (of the Northern Territory) to ourselves to remind us of who we are and to present that diversity to visitors to the Territory. o What if the MAGNT were not a successful museum and gallery for residents and tourists? What if the MAGNT were not there at all? o The MAGNT discussion is not just about expansion it is about survival. o Decisions have to be made now about what type of institution the MAGNT will be. The above may be paraphrased by saying that the MAGNT must argue its worth to the Northern Territory and the time has come to stop the decline.