Museums APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To highlight and promote the interests of museums across the UK.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Museums

1. Summary - Investigation into maintenance of the museum estate
27/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: sponsors 15˚museums and galleries (the museums) in England, 13 of which are national museums. Museums and galleries

2. Report - Investigation into maintenance of the museum estate
27/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: estate Our ˜nancial audit engagement with the museums and galleries sponsored by the Department for

3. Record breaking year for museums and galleries in England
24/10/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Record breaking year for museums and galleries in England - GOV.UK

4. Museum Partnership Report: Understanding the national museums' partnership activities in 2017 to 2018
09/08/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Partnership Report Understanding the national museums™ partnership activities in 2017/18August 2019

5. DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries annual performance indicators 2019/20
28/01/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Official Statistics DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries annual performance indicators 2019/20

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Museums

1. Museums and Galleries: Financial Sustainability
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Strategic Review of DCMS-sponsored Museums found that the national museums and galleries received £340 million - Speech Link
2: letter to the Times last week headlined “Neglected Museums At Breaking Point”, museum chiefs and the director - Speech Link
3: is absolutely right that many of our national museums are housed in wonderful heritage buildings, but - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Museums, Galleries and Historic Buildings
21/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what steps they are taking to support (1) museums, (2) galleries, and (3) historic buildings open - Speech Link
2: debating normally.The United Kingdom’s museums and galleries, both national and provincial—our - Speech Link
3: learning resources.The treasures in all our museums are held in trust for the public and belong to - Speech Link

3. Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill
17/11/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: period allowed for in legislation in cases where museums are unable to return loaned objects from abroad - Speech Link
2: and lockdown have affected a lot of important museums and galleries. Anything we can do to encourage - Speech Link

4. Museums
10/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: policy, finance and other matters. Our national museums’ remarkable work is reflected in their enduring - Speech Link
2: in encouraging and part-funding other national museums and galleries to similarly develop more regional - Speech Link
3: success of V&A Dundee, and setting up satellite museums under the same banner in other locations around - Speech Link

5. Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill
10/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: from abroad in temporary exhibitions in public museums and galleries in the United Kingdom. The 2007 Act - Speech Link
2: learning. Our young people deserve access to the best museums and galleries that our country has to offer, and - Speech Link
3: both sides of the House can see how this puts museums and international lenders on a much firmer legal - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Museums
1. Museums and Galleries
asked by: Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
23/07/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make regulations under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 to protect museum collections from sale when holding bodies go into administration.

2. Museums and Galleries
asked by: Tracy Brabin
13/02/2020
... how many free museum visits have there been in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last three years.

3. Museums and Galleries
asked by: Baroness Doocey
06/02/2020
... and in particular encouraging national museums to partner with regional institutions by loaning them national collections.

4. Museums and Galleries
asked by: Tim Loughton
27/01/2020
... what his policy is on the restitution of antiquities from national museums to their country of origin.

5. Museums and Galleries
asked by: Baroness Doocey
01/08/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to assist with the growth and viability of independent museums.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Chris Skidmore Portrait
Chris Skidmore
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Kingswood
Joined: 24th September 2020
Felicity Buchan Portrait
Felicity Buchan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kensington
Joined: 24th September 2020
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chris Skidmore MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7094.

Email: chris.skidmore.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Bethany Reynard, National Museum Directors’ Council

Email: Bethany.reynard@nationalmuseums.org.uk

Secretariat:

National Museum Directors’ Council acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/what-we-do/museums-appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Sep 2020
Source
National Museum Directors’ Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/09/2020 To : 13/09/2021
Value
£30,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Museums APPG