A MESSY museum system will be tidied up if Tamworth Regional Council votes to support a new strategic plan on Tuesday.
Precious artefacts live in ten public museums and archives throughout the region, and council is responsible for 60 per cent of their management structures.
The new plan would see the Tamworth Regional Museums Strategic Plan and Australian Country Music Hall of Fame Forward Plan managed under the watchful eye of skilled museum consultant Kim Biggs.
We need to get an experienced coordinator to work with us to get the best value.- Col Murray
Mayor Col Murray said the goal is to get museum operators to work together.
“We can never reasonably meet the demands or expectations of every museum, we need to get an experienced coordinator to work with us to get the best value,” he said.
“A well marketed and presented museum has become quite a popular tourist attraction as well as adding considerable value to history and heritage in the community.”
The cost of the plans isn’t in council’s budget, so the $15,300 will come from the Local Works Reserve.
Council is responsible for the buildings, and 60 per cent of the collections.
Proposed museum consultant Kim Biggs works for Museums and Galleries of New South Wales and numerous councils.
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