Source:Auckland Council | Stafford Strategy
This independent report was commissioned by Auckland Council as part of a review of Auckland’s five major cultural heritage institutions. The report’s findings are being considered by the council as part of the wider review. No decisions have been made in relation to the recommendations and preferred option/s outlined in this report.
The next stage of the project will be determined when a proposed terms of reference is presented for approval to Auckland Council’s Governing Body in December 2018.
See also, Auckland Council media release Council releases discussion document on cultural heritage sector
Stafford Strategy (Stafford) was commissioned by Auckland Council (Council) to undertake a review of five specific cultural and science institutions in Auckland being Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum (Auckland Museum), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Auckland Art Gallery), the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), the New Zealand Maritime Museum and Stardome. The specific Terms of Reference (ToR) are provided in Section 2.1 of this final report.
This report is the final report, focused on the preferred governance model and potential restructure of the sector. This report builds on the previous two progress reports (the first covering primary issues and challenges and the second offering an assessment of the various options and models for consideration). This Executive Summary draws out the key points from the earlier reports, with the main content of those reports included as appendices to this final report.