At the MidFed 2017 AGM we intend to propose to change our constitution to reduce the number of council members formally required by the Federation.
The amendments proposed are to reduce the number of council members formally required in order for us to work more flexibly, but also in acknowledgement of the fact that museum professionals are increasingly struggling to take time out of their work for this kind of commitment.
You can see the new constitution here:
If you would like to vote in this matter please email email@example.com with your concerns, queries and thoughts before close of play on 1st November.
The MidFed has had a challenging couple of years. Run by volunteers, it has been increasingly difficult to find the time in among growing work commitments to run the Fed to its full potential. There’s also been an increasing number of organisations offering training and networking, while museum staff across the board are finding it harder and harder to take time out of work to attend events. So what does that mean for the MidFed? How can we best support museum professionals across the Midlands?
We’d appreciate it if you could spare five minutes to complete our survey to help us ensure that we develop in the right direction, you can even win a bottle of champagne at the next AGM just by filling it in.
We’re looking for our next MidFed President as Jonathan Wallis’ two year term comes to an end.
Do you want to help shape the MidFed and its future activities? We’re looking for someone with the enthusiasm and commitment to help lead and develop the Federation for the next two years.
It’s a chance to support museum professionals across the region as museums adapt to new challenges, as well as providing the opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from different museums.
As an independent organisation representing museums professionals across the midlands, the ongoing cuts to museum budgets is a matter of great concern. As austerity shows no signs of abating, museums, and other arts organisations, continue to be under huge threat of closure and reduction in services. It’s important that the sector and its supporters remain as vocal as possible about the huge impact that the arts can have on communities, individuals, and the region as a whole.
You can read our response to Birmingham City Council’s proposed cuts to the Museum Trust here:
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