MA President, Maggie Appleton

MA publishes 2019 Annual Report

Yosola Olorunshola, 10.09.2019
Join us for our AGM on 3 October
The 2019 Museums Association (MA) Annual Report details our work with a diverse range of sector bodies, stakeholders, funders and networks over the past year on issues such as the future of collections, partnerships, audience development, and workforce diversity. 

“During another year defined by change and uncertainty, both in the UK and globally, the Museum’s Association continued to work with and for our members to further our positive vision of an inclusive and socially engaged museum sector at the heart of our communities,” says MA president Maggie Appleton. 

“Supporting our compelling vision that Museums Change Lives, our Collections 2030 research and consultation with over 1,000 members and stakeholders resulted in Empowering Collections, our call for museums, funders and policy makers to ensure that our collections are empowering, relevant and dynamic.

"Meanwhile, our Partnerships with Purpose pilot and Power to the People framework for participatory practice continued our focus on the importance of meaningful partnerships between individuals, community organisations and museums.

"A warm thank you to all our members and partners for their engagement and support over the past year.”
Over the last year the MA has worked in partnership with other sector bodies to run advocacy events in Westminster and the Senedd, as well as meeting with senior civil servants and politicians across the UK to make the case for continued investment in museums.

The report also contains the agenda for the annual general meeting, to be held on 3 October 2019 in Brighton during conference.

The AGM will open with a keynote from the MA president, and finish with the announcement of the winners of the Museums Change Lives awards.

The MA encourages all members to vote in the AGM. Any members unable to come to Brighton can nominate a proxy to vote for them (details below).

If you are not attending the conference but will be attending the AGM, please arrive at the conference centre 15 minutes before the start of the AGM and collect a voting card from Charlie Lindus at the registration desk.

If you would prefer your voting card to be posted to you, email giving your membership number and postal address.

Proxy vote

All individual members of the MA are entitled to attend and vote in the AGM.

The AGM will take place at 2.15pm in the Auditorium of the Brighton Centre on Thursday 3 October.

Any individual member unable to attend the AGM is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Members may nominate as their proxy the chair of the meeting or any other individual.

The nominated proxy does not need to be a member of the MA.

Proxy nomination forms should be sent to to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 27 September 2019.

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