The NI Museums Council is the lead body supporting local museums across Northern Ireland. Formed in 1993 as a registered charity and non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Communities, it has served the local museum sector for three decades.
NI Museums Council works with local museums and its members throughout Northern Ireland, empowering museums through: accreditation; professional training and skills development; networking events; research; advice and advocacy; developing strategic partnerships; and, enabling museums to connect with communities to increase participation in cultural and heritage activities.
Why the NI Museums Council is supporting Boardroom Apprentice
The NI Museums Council is keen to maintain a diverse and enthusiastic Board that brings a variety of perspectives and experiences to the work of the organisation.
Location of Board and Committee Meetings
Board meetings cycle between member museums, so travel would be required NI-wide. Our last Board meeting was at Carrickfergus Museum, and our next will be at the Tower Museum in Derry / Londonderry. We have member museums in each County.
Committee meetings (grants / business planning / audit and risk assurance) usually meet online.
Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings
Board and Committee meetings are held quarterly, and according to the indicating timings below.
Board meetings: 10:00-12:00 (at times there will be an opportunity for the Board to tour the host museum following the meeting)
- 27 June 2023 (Tower Museum)
- 26 September 2023 & NIMC AGM
- 5 December 2023
- 26 March 2024
Business Planning Committee: 10:30 – 12:30
- 17 May 2023
- 16 August 2023
- 9 November 2023
- 17 January 2024
Audit & Risk Assurance Committee: 09:30 – 11:30
- 22 June 2023
- 31 August 2023
- 16 November 2023
- 16 February 2024
Grant Committee: 10:00 – 12:00
- 20 June 2023
- 5 September 2023
- 14 November 2023
- 13 February 2024
Date of Board Meetings (September 2023 – August 2024)
Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2023 – August 2024)