Thursday, October 7, 2010

Museums in a Local Government Paradigm

Museums in a Local Government paradigm confront a number of accountability issues. In Local Government its often the case that the roles of governance and management get blurred. The closeness of the constituency to the coalfaces of governance and public administration (management) often gives rise to contention with various players contesting an issue from sometimes conflicting points of view given their various interests.

The diagram here provides a perspective against which a situation might be assessed. In the case of a museum, a community cultural asset, it may be of some use in providing a perspective on how 'the asset' might be imagined, understood and administered on behalf of its Community of Ownership and Interest the Local Government constituency and beyond.

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