Decision details

603 Reading Museum Access Policy Adoption

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Economic Growth & Neighbourhood Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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This report sets out the decision to adopt the Reading Museum Access Policy.

This revised policy is consistent with professional museum practice and is a requirement of the Museum Accreditation Scheme – The UK Standard for museums and galleries. The regular review of this policy is good practice and is a requirement of the Museum Accreditation Scheme. This policy supersedes any previous policy in this area of the Museum’s work.

It is the decision of the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Lead Councillor for Culture, Heritage and Recreation, that the attached Access Policy is adopted by Reading Museum to ensure that it continues to meet with the requirements of the Accreditation standard for UK museums.

Publication date: 24/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

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