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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 1 PART A INTRODUCTION 1 Background 1.1 Background to this review 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. This review follows on several recent reports pertaining to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), including: Budget review of Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, January 2004, Stanton Partners. Review of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point, Fannie Bay, Darwin, for the Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs, internal review March 2004. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 2004/2005 operating budget, internal review (Scott Mitchell) July 2004. These reviews identified that the current budget allocation for the MAGNT is inadequate for what the organisation is endeavouring to achieve (Project RFT, Scope of Services, 3.2 Background). The Stanton Partners budget review of January 2004 considered some options for increasing revenue and reducing costs. The Internal Review of March 2004 is a quite detailed summary of current operations of the organisation, with an identification of perceived operational and infrastructural problems and some recommendations for remedial actions. The March 2004 report also includes suggested five year Building and Business Plans for the MAGNT. The current review was structured against a number of key issues that required clarification and useful data for informed decision-making. Those issues are reflected in the specific objectives of the review (Project RFT, Scope of Services, 3.3 Specific Objectives) against which the Review Outputs have been set (see below). (Refer also Appendix 1. Scope of services for the Review). 1.2 Aims/objectives of this review The specific objectives of this Review are to: o 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. o Identify current trends in museums and art galleries and assess the appropriateness of the current focus of the MAGNT in comparison with overseas and interstate trends.