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									                                                                                                 Pre-agenda (internal)
                                                Renfrewshire Council
 Report to:              Community and Family Care Policy Board
 On:                     16 December 2008
 By:                     Director of Education and Leisure
 Concerning:             Paisley Museum – Improving Standards of Collections and Customer
                         Care

 I.       List of Background Papers
          (1)
          (2)
          (3)

          The foregoing background papers will be retained within Education and Leisure Services for inspection by the
          public for the prescribed period of four years.

          The contact officer within the department is John Harding, arts and museums manager

 II.      Consultation Checklist
          Implications                     None      Minor    Significant    Officer Consulted
          Education and Leisure                                          Relevant managers
          Financial                                         
          IT                                                               Kevin Mullen, John Fyfe
          Legal                                                            Evelyn Pinkerton
          Personnel                                         
          Property                                          
          Health and Safety                                
          Equal Opportunities                               
          Procurement                                      
          Other Departments                                 
                                                             
          Social Inclusion                                   
          Modernising Government                     
          Sustainable Development                            
          The appropriate officers within the relevant departments have been consulted and have approved the contents
          of the report for their own interest.

 III.     The following Community Planning Partners have been consulted in the preparation of this report.

                              Partner Organisation                                     Officer Consulted




 IV.      The following forums have been/are to be* consulted on the contents of this report:

          disability, ethnic minorities, carers, elderly, youth, tenants *

 V.       A race equality impact assessment has been carried out/is not required* in terms of the Council's race equality
          scheme.


 VI.          This report has been authorised for inclusion in the Pre-agenda of the above meeting by:

              Liz Jamieson, head of planning and community services
                     Signed
                               (Head of Service)
* delete as appropriate



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                                                Renfrewshire Council
 Report to:              Community and Family Care Policy Board
 On:                     16 December 2008
 By:                     Director of Education and Leisure
 Concerning:             Paisley Museum – Improving Standards of Collections and Customer
                         Care

 I.       List of Background Papers
          (1)
          (2)
          (3)

          The foregoing background papers will be retained within Education and Leisure Services for inspection by the
          public for the prescribed period of four years.

          The contact officer within the department is John Harding, arts and museums manager.

 II.      Consultation Checklist
          Implications                     None      Minor    Significant    Officer Consulted
          Financial                                         
          IT                                                               Kevin Mullen, John Fyfe
          Legal                                                            Evelyn Pinkerton
          Personnel                                         
          Property                                          
          Health and Safety                                
          Equal Opportunities                               
          Procurement                                      
          Other Departments                                 
                                                             
          Social Inclusion                              
          Modernising Government                      
          Sustainable Development                       
          The appropriate officers within the relevant departments have been consulted and have approved the contents
          of the report for their own interest.

 III.     The following Community Planning Partners have been consulted in the preparation of this report.

                             Partner Organisation                                      Officer Consulted




 IV.      The following forums have been/are to be* consulted on the contents of this report:

          disability, ethnic minorities, carers, elderly, youth, tenants *

 V.       A race equality impact assessment has been carried out/is not required* in terms of the Council's race equality
          scheme.


 VI.          This report has been authorised for inclusion in the agenda of the above meeting by:

              John Rooney (Director)                  and      Councillor Eileen McCartin (Convener)



              Signed
* delete as appropriate

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                                                                   Agenda Item No   .....
                          Renfrewshire Council
To:   Community and Family Care Policy Board

On:   16 December 2008

                                      Report
                                        by
                        Director of Education and Leisure


               Paisley Museum – Improving Standards of
                     Collections and Customer Care


1.    Summary

1.1   Paisley Museum is widely recognised as being one of the most important
      museums in Scotland. The merged arts and museums service has delivered
      considerable achievements in the thirty months since it was created, including
      a 55% increase in visitor numbers and the mounting of one of the largest and
      most important art exhibitions in its history, “Joie de Vivre”.

1.2   To maintain its prestigious position the museum is participating in the
      Museum Accreditation Scheme, a national quality assurance scheme.
      Accredited museums are required to have appropriate management systems
      in place, to improve high quality standards of collections care and services to
      the public. As part of this process, the museum is required to have specific
      policies and plans endorsed by the relevant policy board.


2.    Recommendations

2.1   Members of the community and family care policy board are requested to
      approve:

          the draft Acquisition and Disposal Policy, attached as appendix 1 to this
           report; and

         the draft Forward Plan (2008-2010), attached as appendix 2 to this report.


3.    Background

3.1   Renfrewshire’s museums service was merged with the arts service, in 2006,
      as a result of a Best Value Review concluded in 2005. In 2006, a substantial
      review of the staffing requirements of the merged service was agreed by the
      then lifelong learning and work policy board. The new service has delivered
      considerable achievements since the merger. These include:


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         a successful application to Museums and Galleries Scotland (MGS), the
          national museum body, to have the collections of shawls, weaving
          equipment and related social history recognised as a collection of national
          significance;

         a successful application to MGS for financial support to install a
          computerised system for recording and managing the inventory of the
          objects held in trust by the museum;

         a reversal of the historic decline in user numbers of the service, with a
          55% increase in users in 2007/8; and

         the mounting of “Joie de Vivre”, one of the largest and most important art
          exhibitions curated by the service.

3.2   Paisley Museum was identified as having the eighth largest collection of
      significance at the recent national audit, and is widely recognised as being
      one of the most important museums in Scotland. To maintain this prestigious
      position and to continue accessing partnership funding and support from MGS
      to improve its services, Paisley Museum is participating in the national quality
      standard for museums, the Museum Accreditation Scheme, which is managed
      by the Museums and Libraries Association (MLA) and MGS.

3.3   The scheme comprehensively assesses and encourages improvement in the
      management of museum collections and the services offered to encourage
      access by the public. The scheme helps museums meet the needs of today’s
      visitors, while at the same time safeguarding their collections for future
      generations.

3.4   Accredited museums must adhere to published minimum standards in the
      way in which they care for and document their collections, how they are
      governed and managed, and on the information and services they offer to
      users. They must also provide specific assurances recognising that
      collections are held in trust for society.

3.5   The scheme encourages innovation and improvement relating to the care of
      collections, access, learning, inclusion and diversity. Accredited museums
      must provide a range of opportunities for people to use, enjoy and learn from
      the collections and must make a commitment to meaningful consultation to
      ensure that developments and changes take account of the needs and
      interests of current and future users.

3.6   To meet the requirements of this scheme the museum is required to have in
      place specific policies and procedures which have been endorsed by the
      relevant policy board. These include:

         an acquisitions and disposals policy which governs how additions and
          disposals are made to the collections;




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          a forward plan for the museum service, which sits within the departmental
           planning structures.

3.7    The acquisitions and disposals policy provides a brief summary of the range
       of collections held in trust by the museum, and the most important elements
       within each collection. The policy outlines the main areas where the museum
       seeks to collect further objects to provide a more comprehensive and
       meaningful collection, whilst acknowledging the resource implications of
       managing objects. The policy also limits the capacity of officers to dispose of
       objects from the collections and recognises that the museum is part of a wider
       museum sector where the public gains from co-ordinated and co-operative
       working across institutions. The policy is attached as appendix 1 to this
       report.

3.8    The forward plan ensures that there is a concise and specific plan which
       addresses each of the areas identified in the accreditation standards. The
       forward plan is attached as appendix 2 to this report.

3.9    In addition, the service is required to create two further plans which govern
       the procedures for caring for the objects in the collections:

          a documentation procedural manual which defines how information about
           the objects in the care of the service are recorded; and

          an emergency plan which plans the specialist, co-ordinated response to
           any major incident which threatens the integrity of the collections.

3.10   Creating the documentation procedural manual recognises that the museums
       service manages an important and valuable public asset, in trust for future
       generations and that effective stewardship of objects in its collections is based
       on a rigorous adherence to best practice standards of record keeping. The
       documentation procedural manual is available for inspection on request from
       the arts and museums service manager.

3.11   The emergency plan summarises the collections and identifies parts of the
       collection which might be particularly susceptible to damage in the event of a
       major incident or which might require immediate, specific treatment to avoid or
       limit damage. The emergency plan is available for inspection on request from
       the arts and museums service manager.

3.12   Other information is provided to MGS as part of the accreditation process. It
       is expected that the application will be assessed in January 2009.

Implications of this report

1.     Financial Implications
       Accreditation is a pre-requisite for participation in national programmes and
       attracting additional funding. There is significant investment in the
       computerised collections management and environmental monitoring
       systems through the 2008-2009 capital budget, supported by grant aid from
       Museums and Galleries Scotland. There are no other significant
       implications.


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2.        Personnel Implications
          None.


3.        Community Plan Implications
          Social Inclusion - The accreditation standard encourages museums to
                             address issues of inclusion and diversity, and to
                             widen access to the collections for learning,
                             information and enjoyment.

          Modernising             -   The accreditation standard provides a focus on the
          Government                  use of ICT to enhance collections management and
                                      public access.

          Sustainable             -   There is a long-term duty of care to the stewardship
          Development                 of the collections which are held in trust for future
                                      generations, as well as the current generation.
                                      Providing best practice in the care of the collections
                                      meets our long term duty of care.

4.        Legal Implications
          The new procedures provide a sound framework for ensuring that legal title
          of objects taken into the museums collections is clearly obtained and
          recorded.

5.        Property Implications
          None.

6.        Information Technology Implications
          There is significant investment in computerised collections management and
          environmental monitoring software to contribute to achieving accreditation.

7.        Equal Opportunities Implications
          The accreditation standard will widen access to the museums collection.

8.        Health and Safety Implications
          None.

9.        Procurement Implications
          None.




Education and Leisure Services
MM/JH/LJ/LG
26 November 2008


               (author:      John Harding, arts and museums manager, tel: 0141 840 6181)




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                                                                          Appendix 1

                         Renfrewshire Council Museums
                     (Paisley Museum and Renfrew Museum)
                         Acquisition and Disposal Policy



Name of governing body:                                 Renfrewshire Council

Date on which this policy
was approved by governing body:                         16 December 2008

Date at which this policy is due for review:            30 November 2013



1.    Museums Statement of Purpose

Renfrewshire Council museums aim to enhance public understanding of the human
and natural world, principally by the use of original objects. This is achieved by:

      (i)     managing the collections;
      (ii)    enhancing awareness of the collections;
      (iii)   enabling access to the collections; and
      (iv)    interpreting the collections.


2.    The Current Collections

The collections of Renfrewshire Council museums consist of the following types of
objects in the following categories and collections. The following provides a broad
outline of the types of objects within the collections, however, this is not a
comprehensive inventory.

2.1   Art

      A       Fine Art

      (i)     Scottish oil paintings from the 18th century to the present, but mostly
              consisting of 19th and early 20th century work. The collection includes
              work by A Ramsay, D Allan, D Wilkie, D Roberts, JN Paton, WY
              MacGregor, W Kennedy, J Lavery, G Henry, EA Walton, EA Hornel,
              W McTaggart, J Guthrie, L Hunter, FCB Caddell, JD Fergusson,
              SJ Peploe and of the more modern painters, A Redpath, J Eardley,
              A Goodie, A Donaldson, W Gillies and J Byrne.

      (ii)    English and continental oil paintings dating from the 16th century
              including the Balgonie Altarpiece (one of the few remaining pieces of
              pre-Reformation church furnishing left in Scotland) and an extensive
              collection of work by the Barbizon School, C Corot, G Courbet,
              A Legros and A Monticelli.


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(iii)   Drawings and watercolours from the 19th century onwards including
        work by Scottish artists such as WR Flint, J Howe and J Bellany. In
        recent years this area of the collection has been strengthened by the
        addition of the prizes from the Scottish Drawing Competition, organised
        by the Paisley Art Institute. The collection also includes work by
        important English and continental artists such as A John, J McN.
        Whistler and A Legros.

(iv)    Prints of all types, including a series by the French artist A Legros and
        the English artist W Sickert. Scottish printmaking is represented by the
        artists DY Cameron, D Ferguson and a collection of more recent prints
        featuring the work of J Houston, E Blackadder and A Redpath.

(v)     Contemporary art, which spans the end of the twentieth century into
        the twenty first century. This group comprises painting and sculpture
        such as the Saatchi Gift and also artworks, in various media, collected
        through the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland. Artists of
        Renfrewshire origin, such as C Barclay and A Gallaccio, are
        represented, as well as other British and international artists. Many
        works in the contemporary collection challenge the conventional
        categories of 'fine' and 'applied' art.

B       Applied Art

(i)     Sculpture consists of bronze and marble portrait busts and figure
        groups, and includes work by J Fillans, B Shotz and J Henning. It also
        includes about 180 medallions and miniature friezes by J. Henning and
        a collection of miniature stucco medallions of classical and historical
        scenes.

(ii)    Factory-made ceramics are represented by a collection of mostly
        nineteenth century ware by British makers such as Wedgwood,
        Doulton, Minton and Moorcroft, as well as continental makers such as
        the Sevres factory. The factory-made ceramics collection is substantial
        and of fair to good quality, but very wide in its focus. One exception is
        the small collection of high quality pieces by Bells of Glasgow,
        important in itself and appropriate to local history because of the
        association with Joseph Turner who was the secretary of that company
        and who donated the factory-made ceramics collection to Renfrewshire
        Council museums.

(iii)   The collection of British studio made ceramics has been built up since
        the 1950s and provides strong documentation of the history of British
        studio ceramics with many pieces by important potters, as far as
        possible acquired contemporaneously. In this context, ‘studio’
        ceramics are defined as those whose primary function is functional or
        decorative on a domestic scale and, generally, are made by an
        individual named potter who would normally carry out or control the
        whole of the manufacturing process by themselves.

(iv)    Glass consists of some paperweights, decorative domestic ware and a
        range of bottles from local sources.

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      (v)     Silver and pewter include a variety of ceremonial items, prize-cups and
              domestic ware used in Renfrewshire or made by local silversmiths.

      (vi)    The oriental and other ethnographical collections consist, in large part,
              of carved ivory, metalwork, enamel, and ceramics from Japan, China
              and the Middle East.

2.2   Natural History

      A       Vertebrate Zoology

      (i)     A general range of mounted birds, made up mostly of British
              specimens.

      (ii)    A small collection of bird skins.

      (iii)   A small collection of birds’ nests, mostly British in origin.

      (iv)    Several hundred British birds’ eggs which are not displayed and
              examination of them is not encouraged.

      (v)     A small number of mixed local and exotic specimens of fish, reptiles,
              amphibians, and mammals.

      (vi)    A small osteology collection of skulls, skeletons, horns and teeth of
              both British and exotic specimens.


      B       Invertebrate Zoology

      (i)     A collection of several thousand specimens covering butterflies, moths,
              other insects, molluscs and corals. Most of the collection is unlocalised,
              although it includes several historical collections by prominent local
              collectors. There is a small collection of exotic specimens.

      C       Botany

      (i)     The botanical collection contains local and British specimens and some
              foreign material.

      D       Geology

              The collections of rock and minerals are large and varied, and include:

      (i)     The rock collection is varied and contains specimens from local and
              various Scottish sites.

      (ii)    A good mineral collection covering a wide geographic and
              mineralogical spread, and containing several type specimens.

      (iii)   The fossil collection contains a selection of species and ages covering
              the geological history of Britain.


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      E     Microslides

      (i)   The microslide collection consists of over 2,000 specimens covering
            the entire range of natural sciences – plants, fungi, vertebrates,
            invertebrates, geology, minerals, fossils and chemicals.

      F     Library

      (i)   The natural history library houses the books of the Morris Young
            bequest covering a range of natural science subjects but concerned
            mainly with entomology studies.


2.3   Human History

      A     Social History

      (i)   This very diverse collection reflects aspects of life from the seventeenth
            century onwards. It includes agricultural and domestic material
            common to lowland Scotland. It also includes objects connected with
            the area’s industrial base such as the textile, engineering and food
            processing industries. The cultural and social manifestations of this
            economy are reflected in the museums’ holdings of material concerned
            with local government, retailing and services, societies, education,
            housing and leisure.

      B     Transport

      (i)   A small collection including a locally made Hillman Imp car, static
            marine engines and ship models.

      C     Scientific Apparatus

      (i)   Paisley Museum incorporates Coats Observatory, the oldest public
            observatory in Scotland, which houses an important collection of late
            nineteenth century astronomical equipment, including telescopes,
            spectrometers, magnetometers, microscopes, glass negatives and an
            extensive library of astronomical publications from the late nineteenth
            and early twentieth century. The collection contains examples of work
            by some of the most renowned instrument makers of the time,
            including Howard Grubb (telescope), Adam Hilger (orrery,
            spectroscopes), Troughton & Simm (telescopes and other optical
            equipment) and R & J Beck (microscopes). In addition to the
            astronomical instruments are meteorological and seismological
            recording equipment and clocks and other timepieces by Ritchies of
            Edinburgh.

            The Coats Observatory collection represents a complete snapshot of
            the instrumentation in use in a well-equipped late nineteenth / early
            twentieth century observatory.



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D       Archaeology

(i)     British material comprising a small collection of provenanced and
        unprovenanced stone tools, and material from excavations within
        Renfrewshire and Paisley.

(ii)    Foreign material consists of pottery and other material from the Roman
        Empire, Greece and South America.

E       Arms and Armour

(i)     A small collection of firearms, edged weapons, and one or two pieces
        of armour.

F       Archives

(i)     Non-local material includes the notable Arbuthnott Manuscript, the only
        pre-Reformation mass book to survive in Scotland.

(ii)    Local material consists largely of archives from Renfrewshire Council,
        Renfrew District Council and the former Burghs, and contains material
        dating from 1260 to the present day.

(iii)   Loan collections from the Paisley Burns Club and the Paisley Florists.

G       Numismatics

(i)     An extensive coin collection which is particularly strong in both British
        and Scottish coinages.

(ii)    A collection of Scottish historic banknotes.

(iii)   A representative collection of trade tokens.

(iv)    A collection of communion tokens, including some 2000 - 3000
        donated by J D Lockie.

(v)     A good sequence of military medals.

(vi)    Many examples of national and foreign commemorative medals.

(vii)   Postage stamps and First Day covers with strong, demonstrable local
        associations.

H       Photography

(i)     Several thousand glass negatives and lantern slides of which 50% are
        local views, the rest general landscapes from Scotland and abroad,
        and views of artworks.

(ii)    A large number of photographic prints and slides.

(iii)   A smaller number of postcards.

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      I       Textiles

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums holds what is probably the world’s
              largest and most representative collection of Paisley-type shawls,
              (approximately 1000) with only a small number of duplicates, and even
              these are important because they show slight variations.

      (ii)    About 60 volumes containing original designs for shawl manufacture.

      (iii)   Examples of modern usage of the Paisley pattern.

      (iv)    Ladies’, gentlemen’s, and children’s costume of the nineteenth and
              twentieth century.

      (v)     Uniforms, including those of Lieutenant Bowers who died with Scott in
              the Antarctic, locally associated uniforms and working clothes.

      J       Household textiles

      K       Ethnography

      (i)     A collection of over 1500 items of some significance, with a number of
              items of considerable importance. This collection reflects the travel and
              activities of local men and women throughout the wider world and is an
              indication of the importance of Paisley and Renfrewshire as a
              significant centre of wealth.

      L       Egyptology

      (i)     There is a significant collection of material from Ancient Egypt. A
              number of pieces are of National Museum standard. Some items have
              a local connection, such as the mummified remains, donated by the
              Coats family.


3.    Criteria governing future acquisition

3.1   The collecting area for Renfrewshire Council museums is the area
      administered by Renfrewshire Council, referred to as ‘Renfrewshire’ in this
      document, except in the case of particular collections which are of national
      significance, for example, the Art, Paisley Shawl, Geology, Scottish Coin,
      Trade Token, Communion Token and Military Medal collections.

3.2   The period of time to which the collection relates is prehistory to the present.

3.3   Where Renfrewshire Council museums seeks to acquire the work of local
      artists, or to acquire local views, the collecting area defined in 3.1 will normally
      be used as the basis for decisions.




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3.4   Art

      A       Fine Art

      (i)     Contemporary British Art, with particular reference to artists born or
              working in Scotland, will be actively acquired. The acquisition of works
              by living artists with strong Renfrewshire connections, such as J Byrne,
              A Gallaccio and C Barclay, is particularly desirable.

      (ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums has, since its inception, included
              foreign art in its collection. The paintings of A Monticelli and the French
              Barbizon School were acquired at the same time as the Glasgow Boys
              paintings that they inspired. Renfrewshire Council museums will
              therefore actively acquire foreign artworks that relate strongly to
              Scotland and Scottish art.

      (iii)   Renfrewshire Council museums has a growing collection of Scottish
              drawings accepted passively through the Scottish Drawing
              Competition. Drawings and watercolours by Scottish and particularly
              Renfrewshire artists will be actively acquired.

      (iv)    In line with the overall acquisition policy, Scottish contemporary prints
              will be actively acquired. Preference will be given to Scottish, and
              particularly Renfrewshire artists’ work, or work with strong
              Renfrewshire connections.

      (v)     In order to strengthen the local importance of the sculpture collection,
              and because of financial restriction which will particularly affect this
              expensive collection area, acquisition should give preference to artists
              of Scottish, and particularly Renfrewshire origin or association, or to
              works with Renfrewshire associations through subject matter.

      (vi)    Constraints of display and storage space must also be taken into
              account in any decision to acquire work.

      (vii)   Other appropriate pieces of sculpture will be actively acquired.

      B       Applied Art

      (i)     The distinction between fine and applied art is a traditional one that is
              being challenged by contemporary makers and artists. It is possible
              that some future acquisitions will fall between categories and/or be
              multi-media.

      (ii)    It is appropriate to actively acquire rare or exhibition pieces by Bell’s
              Pottery, because of the association between Joseph Turner who
              donated the factory-made ceramics collection to the Renfrewshire
              Council museums and who was secretary of that company. Appropriate
              Bell’s pieces will therefore be actively acquired. Other factory-made
              pieces that have a demonstrable local significance, for example, are
              inscribed or labelled with the name of a Renfrewshire firm or individual
              will be actively acquired. Other pieces will be passively acquired.

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      (iii)   The British Studio Ceramics collection is good, and fairly
              representative, and so it is well worth endeavouring to fill gaps and
              keep the collection ‘contemporary’ and objects relevant to this
              collection will be actively acquired.

      (iv)    Glass pieces which have a demonstrable local significance, for
              example, are marked, inscribed or labelled with the name of a
              Renfrewshire firm or individual will be actively acquired. Other glass
              pieces will not be acquired.

      (v)     Silver and pewter which have a demonstrable local significance (eg
              that are marked, inscribed or labelled with the name of a Renfrewshire
              firm or individual) will be actively acquired. Other pieces will not be
              acquired. Pieces of silver, pewter will form part of the social history
              collection.

       (vi)   Oriental and other ethnographic material which have a demonstrable
              local significance will be actively acquired.


3.5   Natural History

      A       Vertebrate Zoology

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire specimens of
              representative species of mounted birds of Renfrewshire and Scotland,
              to fill gaps in the collection.

      (ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire bird skins only
              when significant specimens are found dead in the district.

      (iii)   Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire specimens of
              birds’ nests, but only of those species not likely to re-use their nests.

      (iv)    Birds’ eggs will not be acquired by Renfrewshire Council museums and
              any proposed donations will be generally refused or referred to an
              appropriate institution, unless there is some strong local scientific, not
              cultural, association with Renfrewshire.

      (v)     Specimens of other vertebrates, as appropriate, will be actively
              acquired for the purposes of display and examination.

      B       Invertebrate Zoology

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will acquire specimens of invertebrate
              zoology whose distribution within Renfrewshire is under study, by
              donation or purchase or through fieldwork. Foreign material will not be
              acquired by Renfrewshire Council museums and any proposed
              donations will be referred to an appropriate institution.




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      C       Botany

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire specimens of local
              flora in order to document plants which are difficult to identify, or whose
              distribution within Renfrewshire is under study. Material from outwith
              Renfrewshire will not be acquired by Renfrewshire Council museums.

      D       Geology

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire specimens of local
              rocks in order to document local geology. Acquisition will be from local
              exposures, temporary or otherwise. Renfrewshire Council museums
              will actively acquire material to support the existing collection,
              especially of local material.

      (ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire specimens of local
              minerals in order to document local geology. Acquisition will be from
              local exposures, temporary or otherwise. Renfrewshire Council
              museums will actively acquire material to support the existing
              collection, especially of local material.

      (iii)   Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire specimens of
              fossils in order to support the existing collection and to demonstrate
              geological history, especially in relation to Renfrewshire and also to
              demonstrate geological history elsewhere in Britain.


3.6   Human History

      A       Social History

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire social history
              material that reflects the history of Renfrewshire.

      B       Transport

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire transport material
              relevant to the history of Renfrewshire. There is normally a
              presumption against acquiring large transport items due to lack of
              space and curatorial resources and any proposed donations or
              proposed acquisitions be referred to an appropriate institution.

      C       Scientific Apparatus

      (i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively collect archival material
              and scientific apparatus relating directly to astronomy, seismology and
              meteorology which has a direct link with Coats Observatory, the district
              of Renfrewshire, or the persons involved in setting up the observatory.

      (ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums will passively acquire scientific
              apparatus relating to astronomy, seismology and meteorology and / or
              made by the manufacturers represented by the collection, where the
              object would fill a gap in the existing collection.

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D       Archaeology

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire archaeological
        material in order to document the history of Renfrewshire.
        Renfrewshire Council museums will acquire written or photographic
        material from excavations and fieldwork in order to provide the
        necessary data for the sites and monuments record. Foreign material
        will not be acquired by Renfrewshire Council museums and any
        proposed donation will be referred to an appropriate institution.

E       Arms and Armour

(i)     Taking into account the importance and predominance of the arms and
        armour collection at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
        Museums, it is not appropriate for Renfrewshire Council museums to
        collect further samples of this material, except where it has a
        demonstrable significance for Renfrewshire. In compliance with health
        and safety requirements and relevant legislation, Renfrewshire Council
        museums will not lend firearms to any body, other than to an
        appropriate institution for display purposes.


 F      Archives

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire archival material in
        order to document the history of Renfrewshire. Renfrewshire Council
        museums will passively acquire copies of archive material relevant to
        Renfrewshire held by other bodies.

(ii)    Where considerations of storage or other considerations preclude the
        acceptance of otherwise relevant material, full records of this material
        should be made wherever possible.

G       Numismatics

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire coins in order to
        keep the British coin sequence up to date, and to fill gaps in the
        Scottish coin sequence.

(ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire Scottish
        banknotes where they have a demonstrable significance to
        Renfrewshire, for example, from Paisley banks.

(iii)   Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire trade tokens in
        order to fill gaps in the existing collection.

(iv)    Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire communion
        tokens in order to replace those of the existing collection which have
        deteriorated, and in order to fill gaps in the collection.

(v)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire military medals in
        order to fill gaps in the sequence of battle medals and gallantry medals
        and decorations, particularly where there is a demonstrable
        Renfrewshire significance.
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(vi)    Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire commemorative
        medals relevant to the history of Renfrewshire.

(vii)   Postage stamps and First Day Covers will be actively acquired where
        they are of relevance to Renfrewshire, such as the Coats collection, or
        where they support the life-long learning objectives of individual
        sections.

H       Photographic Material

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire photographic
        material of all kinds where it is relevant to the history of Renfrewshire.

I       Textiles

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire examples of early
        Kashmir shawls and other Paisley-type shawls that fill existing gaps in
        the collection. Renfrewshire Council museums will also passively
        collect examples of Paisley type shawls (including Kashmir shawls)
        that are offered by donation and bequest.

(ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire designs for shawls
        and the equipment for weaving or printing them.

(iii)   Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire costume which
        either fills identified gaps in the existing collection or which is relevant
        to the history of Renfrewshire.

(iv)    Renfrewshire Council museums will passively acquire uniform which is
        relevant to the history of Renfrewshire.

(v)     Renfrewshire Council museums will actively acquire other textiles
        which fill identified gaps in the existing collection or which are relevant
        to the history of Renfrewshire.

J       Ethnography

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will not acquire ethnographic material,
        unless is has exceptionally strong connections with Renfrewshire that
        make acquisition imperative.

K       Egyptology

(i)     Renfrewshire Council museums will not acquire egyptological material,
        unless it has exceptionally strong connections with Renfrewshire which
        make acquisition imperative.




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4.        Limitations on collecting

Renfrewshire Council museums recognises its responsibility, in acquiring additions
to its collections, to ensure that care of collections, documentation arrangements and
use of collections will meet the requirements of the Accreditation Standard. It will
take into account limitations on collecting, imposed by such factors as staffing,
storage and care of collection arrangements.

5.        Collecting policies of other museums

Renfrewshire Council museums will take account of the collecting policies of other
museums and other organisations collecting in the same or related areas or subject
fields. It will consult with these organisations where conflicts of interest may arise or
to define areas of specialisms, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication and waste
of resources. Specific reference is made to the following museums:

         Glasgow Museums, Culture and Sport Glasgow; and
         McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Inverclyde Council.


6.        Policy review procedure

6.1       The Acquisition and Disposal Policy will be published and reviewed from time
          to time and at least once every five years. The date when the policy is next
          due for review is 30 November 2013. Museum Galleries Scotland will be
          notified of any changes to the Acquisition and Disposal Policy, and the
          implications of any such changes for the future of existing collections.


7.        Acquisitions not covered by the policy

7.1       Acquisitions outside the current stated policy will only be made in very
          exceptional circumstances, and then only after proper consideration by the
          governing body of the museum itself, Renfrewshire Council, having regard to
          the interests of other museums.

7.2       If there are parts of the West of Scotland not yet covered by any museum
          service, in an emergency, and to ensure the preservation locally and the
          public ownership of important material, the senior curator is exceptionally
          authorised to acquire material from outside Renfrewshire Council museums’
          stated collecting area. Such material is acquired on the understanding that it
          be transferred to other museums at a future time, as appropriate.


8.        Acquisition procedures

8.1       Renfrewshire Council museums will exercise due diligence and make every
          effort not to acquire, whether by purchase, gift, bequest or exchange, any
          object or specimen unless Renfrewshire Council or the responsible officer is
          satisfied that the museum can acquire a valid title to the item in question.




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8.2   In particular, Renfrewshire Council museums will not acquire any object or
      specimen unless it is satisfied that the object or specimen has not been
      acquired in, or exported from, its country of origin or any intermediate country
      in which it may have been legally owned, in violation of that country’s laws.
      For the purposes of this paragraph `country of origin’ includes the United
      Kingdom.


8.3   In accordance with the provisions of the UNESCO 1970 Convention on the
      Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of
      Ownership of Cultural Property, which the UK ratified with effect from
      November 2002, Renfrewshire Council museums will reject any items that
      have been illicitly traded. Renfrewshire Council will be guided by the national
      guidance on the responsible acquisition of cultural property issued by the
      Department for Culture, Media and Sport in 2005.

8.4   So far as biological and geological material is concerned, Renfrewshire
      Council museums will not acquire, by any direct or indirect means, any
      specimen that has been collected, sold or otherwise transferred in
      contravention of any national or international wildlife protection or natural
      history conservation law or treaty of the United Kingdom or any other country,
      except with the express consent of an appropriate outside authority.

8.5   Renfrewshire Council museums will not acquire archaeological antiquities
      (including excavated ceramics) in any case where Renfrewshire Council or
      the responsible officer has any suspicion that the circumstances of their
      recovery involved a failure to follow the appropriate legal procedures.

8.6   In Scotland, under the laws of bona vacantia, including Treasure Trove, the
      Crown has title to all ownerless objects including antiquities. Scottish
      archaeological material cannot therefore be legally acquired by means other
      than by allocation to Renfrewshire Council museums by the Crown. Where
      the Crown chooses to forego its title to a portable antiquity, a curator or other
      responsible person acting on behalf of Renfrewshire Council, can establish
      that valid title to the item in question has been acquired by ensuring that a
      certificate of ‘No Claim’ has been issued on behalf of the Crown.

8.7   No excavated or archaeological material will be purchased unless the senior
      curator can be reasonably certain that the circumstances of excavation or
      recovery did not involve:

      (i)    recent unauthorised destruction of, or damage to ancient monuments,
             known archaeological sites or places of special scientific or historic
             interest; and

      (ii)   failure to disclose finds to the owner or occupier of the land where
             found, or to any proper authority.




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8.8    Any exceptions to the above clauses 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 or 8.5 will only be because
       Renfrewshire Council museums is either:

       (i)     acting as an externally approved repository of last resort for material of
               local (UK) origin; or

       (ii)    acquiring an item of minor importance that lacks secure ownership
               history but in the best judgement of experts in the field concerned has
               not been illicitly traded; or

       (iii)   acting with the permission of authorities with the requisite jurisdiction in
               the country of origin; or

       (iv)    in possession of reliable documentary evidence that the item was
               exported from its country of origin before 1970.

8.9    In these cases Renfrewshire Council museums will be open and transparent
       in the way it makes decisions and will act only with the express consent of an
       appropriate outside authority.

8.10   As Renfrewshire Council museums holds, or intends to acquire, human
       remains from any period, it will follow the guidelines in the “Guidance for the
       Care of Human Remains in Scottish Museums” issued by Museums Galleries
       Scotland in 2008.

8.11   Renfrewshire Council museums will not normally duplicate present holdings,
       except to acquire examples in better condition, or which in some way add to
       the knowledge base of existing collections.

8.12   Where considerations of storage or display space or other considerations
       preclude the acceptance of otherwise relevant material, full records of this
       material should be made where possible. In this instance where material is
       refused, potential donors should be referred to appropriate other institutions
       as appropriate, with priority normally being given to accredited museums,
       thereafter to other interested institutions in the public realm, with a
       presumption towards maintaining the highest level of public access.


9.     Spoliation

9.1    Renfrewshire Council museums will comply with the statement of principles
       ‘Spoliation of Works of Art during the Nazi, Holocaust and World War II
       period’, issued for non-national museums in 1999 by the Museums and
       Galleries Commission.




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10.    The Repatriation and Restitution of objects and human remains

10.1   Renfrewshire Council, acting on the advice of the museums’ professional staff
       may take a decision to return human remains, objects or specimens to a
       country or people of origin. Renfrewshire Council museums will take such
       decisions on a case by case basis, within its legal position and taking into
       account any ethical implications and guidance. This will mean that the
       procedures described in 12.1, 12.3-12.9 below will be followed but the
       remaining procedures are not appropriate.


11.    Management of archives

11.1   As Renfrewshire Council museums holds archives, including photographs and
       printed ephemera, Renfrewshire Council will be guided by the Code of
       Practice on Archives for Museums and Galleries in the United Kingdom (Third
       Edition, 2002).


12.    Disposal procedures

12.1   Disposal preliminaries

       (i)     Renfrewshire Council will ensure that the disposal process is carried
               out openly and with transparency.

       (ii)    By definition, Renfrewshire Council museums has a long-term purpose
               and holds collections in trust for society in relation to its stated
               objectives. Renfrewshire Council therefore accepts the principle that
               sound curatorial reasons for disposal must be established before
               consideration is given to the disposal of any items in the museum’s
               collection.

       (iii)   Renfrewshire Council museums will confirm that it is legally free to
               dispose of an item and agreements on disposal made with donors will
               be taken into account.

       (iv)    When disposal of a museum object is being considered, Renfrewshire
               Council museums will establish if it was acquired with the aid of an
               external funding organisation. In such cases, any conditions attached
               to the original grant will be followed. This may include repayment of the
               original grant and a proportion of the proceeds if the item is disposed of
               by sale.

12.2   Motivation for disposal and method of disposal

       (i)     When disposal is motivated by curatorial reasons the procedures
               outlined in paragraphs 12.3 - 12.9 will be followed and the method of
               disposal may be by gift, sale or exchange.

       (ii)    Renfrewshire Council museums will not undertake disposal with the
               principal aim of generating funds.


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12.3   The disposal decision–making process

       (i)     Whether the disposal is motivated either by curatorial or financial
              reasons, the decision to dispose of material from the collections will be
              taken by Renfrewshire Council, only after full consideration of the
              reasons for disposal. Other factors including the public benefit, the
              implications for Renfrewshire Council museums’ collections and
              collections held by museums and other organisations collecting the
              same material or in related fields will be considered. External expert
              advice will be obtained and the views of stakeholders such as donors,
              researchers, local and source communities and others served by the
              museum will also be sought .

12.4   Responsibility for disposal decision-making

       (i)     A decision to dispose of a specimen or object, whether by gift,
              exchange, sale or destruction (in the case of an item too badly
              damaged or deteriorated to be of any use for the purposes of the
              collections or for reasons of health and safety), will be the responsibility
              of the governing body, acting on the advice of professional curatorial
              staff and not of the curator of the collection acting alone.

       (ii)   If the disposal of a quantity of similar material is proposed, the
              governing body may, however, give the senior curator delegated
              authority to act in the specific for a specified period of time, once a
              general principle has been approved.


12.5   Disposal by destruction

       (i)    Once a decision to dispose of material in the collection has been taken,
              the item will need to be formally de-accessioned and the destruction
              must be carried out in a discreet, confidential and permanent manner.


12.6   Use of proceeds of sale

       (i)    Any monies received by Renfrewshire Council from the disposal of
              items will be applied for the benefit of the collections. This normally
              means the purchase of further acquisitions. In exceptional cases,
              improvements relating to the care of collections, relating to the risk of
              damage to and deterioration of the collections, may be justifiable, in
              order to meet or exceed the standards of accreditation (the
              Accreditation Standard) laid down in the Accreditation Scheme for
              Museums in the United Kingdom (the Scheme), as maintained by the
              Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). Any monies received
              in compensation for the damage, loss or destruction of items will be
              applied in the same way. Advice on those cases where the monies are
              intended to be used for the care of collections will be sought from MLA.

       (ii)   The proceeds of a sale will be ring-fenced so it can be demonstrated
              that they are spent in a manner compatible with the requirements of the
              Accreditation Standard.

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12.7   Disposal by gift or sale

       (i)     Once a decision to dispose of material in the collection has been taken,
               priority will be given to retaining it within the public domain, unless it is
               to be destroyed. It will therefore be offered in the first instance, by gift
               or sale, directly to other museums which have been accredited under
               the Scheme, which are likely to be interested in its acquisition.

       (ii)     If the material is not acquired by any Accredited Museums to which it
               was offered directly as a gift or for sale, then the museum community
               at large will be advised of the intention to dispose of the material,
               normally through an announcement in the Museums Association’s
               Museums Journal, and in other specialist journals where appropriate.

       (iii)    The announcement relating to gift or sale will indicate the number and
               nature of specimens or objects involved, and the basis on which the
               material will be transferred to another institution. Preference will be
               given to expressions of interest from other Accredited Museums. A
               period of at least two months will be allowed for an interest in acquiring
               the material to be expressed. At the end of this period, if no
               expressions of interest have been received, Renfrewshire Council
               museums may consider disposing of the material to other interested
               individuals and organisations, giving priority to organisations in the
               public domain.

       (iv)    If, as a result of such an announcement, more than one museum
               responds, care must be taken to avoid a situation where museums are
               competing with each other in ignorance. In such cases, and particularly
               if the transfer is to be by sale, it will usually be appropriate for the
               parties concerned to be informed of each other’s interest, and time
               allowed for open discussion before a transfer is finalised.


12.8   Disposal by exchange

       (i)     The nature of disposal by exchange means that Renfrewshire Council
               museums will not necessarily be in a position to exchange the material
               with another Accredited Museum. Renfrewshire Council will therefore
               ensure that issues relating to accountability and impartiality are
               carefully considered to avoid undue influence on its decision-making
               process.

       (ii)    In cases where Renfrewshire Council wishes, for sound curatorial
               reasons, to exchange material directly with an Accredited Museum, or
               with a museum which is not an Accredited Museum (a Non Accredited
               museum), or with other organisations or with individuals, the
               procedures in paragraphs 12.1 - 12.4 will be followed as will the
               procedures in paragraphs 12.9.

       (iii)   If the exchange is proposed to be made with a specific Accredited
               Museum, other Accredited Museums which collect in the same or
               related areas will be directly notified of the proposal and their
               comments will be requested.

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       (iv)   If the exchange is proposed with a Non Accredited Museum, with
              another type of organisation or with an individual, the museum will
              make an announcement in the Museums Journal and in other specialist
              journals where appropriate.

       (v)    Both the notification and announcement must provide information on
              the number and nature of the specimens or objects involved both in
              Renfrewshire Council museums’ collection and those intended to be
              acquired in exchange. A period of at least two months must be allowed
              for comments to be received. At the end of this period, Renfrewshire
              Council must consider the comments before a final decision on the
              exchange is made.

12.9   Documenting disposal

       (i)    Full records will be kept of all Renfrewshire Council decisions on
              disposals and the items involved. Proper arrangements will be made
              for the preservation and/or transfer, as appropriate, of the
              documentation relating to the items concerned, on de-accession and
              disposal. This will include photographic records where practicable in
              accordance with SPECTRUM procedures (the UK Museum
              Documentation Standard produced by the Museums Documentation
              Association).


13     Legislation

13.1   All references to Acts of Parliament, conventions, codes of practice,
       guidelines, guidance, principles etc shall include reference to any
       amendments, replacements, re-enactments or consolidation of these and, in
       the case of a statute shall include reference to any subordinate legislation
       made under that statute.




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                                                                         Appendix 2

               Renfrewshire Council - Education and Leisure Services


                      Paisley Museum and Renfrew Museum

                             Forward Plan 2008-2011


Mission Statement

Paisley and Renfrew museums aim to provide the highest quality service for the
collections in our care and for the education and enjoyment of our users.

Aims

Paisley and Renfrew museums aim to enhance public understanding of the human
and natural world, principally by the use of original objects. This is achieved by:

      managing the collections;
      enhancing awareness of the collections;
      enabling access to the collections; and
      interpreting the collections


Situational Review

Strengths

    Quality and range of collections
    Engagement     of local community through groups, and as individuals
    Knowledge of the curatorial staff
    Range and talent of support staff - marketing, operations
    Range and talent of education and access staff
    Commitment of council corporately to promote culture and museums
    Quality of buildings' architecture (both listed and non-listed)


Weaknesses

    Maintenance   needs of buildings
    Listedstatus of buildings constrains development
    Displays in need of refreshment
    Storage in need of improvement
    Status of documentation - manual, disparate systems
    Scale of documentation backlog
    Capacity for environmental control
    Managing change as a result of service merger (2006)
    Financial constraints




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Opportunities

      Enthusiasm   and innovation of staff team
      User loyalty and enthusiasm for heritage
      Service merger promotes change, enhances staffing capacity and budgets
      Commercial exploitation of assets to fund future development
      Curriculum for excellence highlights role for heritage and culture (eg
        workshops, CPD)
      Role of cultural co-ordinators
      Economic development report highlighting museums as core asset for
        Renfrewshire
      Elected members championing support for culture
      Exploration of the development of a new Paisley Cultural Centre
      Planned relocation and expansion of Renfrew Museum


Threats

      Competition  for leisure time from other sectors
      Poor state of repair of buildings and displays
      Capacity to retain staff and maintain motivation
      Capacity to fund required developments
      Loss of support from users



Strategic Aims

     1.   Improve services, increase user numbers and user satisfaction levels
     2.   Improve the care of museum collections
     3.   Improve access to collections
     4.   Enhance the buildings (internal/external)
     5.   Develop relationships with communities and partners
     6.   Increase income from commercial exploitation and external funding


Objectives

1.        Improve services, increase user numbers and user satisfaction levels

          1a    Develop a diverse range of services
          1b    Maximise publicity for exhibitions programme
          1c    Improve marketing and brand development
          1d    Develop online marketing strategy
          1e    Develop museum staff
          1f    Improve the way businesses are managed
          1g    Improve businesses' sustainability




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2.   Improve care of the collections

     2a     Improve storage
     2b     Improve environmental monitoring and control
     2c     Enhance documentation procedures
     2d     Improve collections care and development


3.   Improve access to the collections, the artistic programme and participation in
     culture

     3a     Improve interpretation
     3b     Develop range of access methods
     3c     Improve displays
     3d     Provide programme of temporary exhibitions
     3e     Produce range of media for sharing curatorial research
     3f     Develop cultural programme for schools
     3g     Develop cultural programme for pre-5s
     3h     Develop access programme
     3i     Develop range of public events
     3j     Develop volunteering programme


4.   Improve buildings and facilities

     4a     Improve physical access
     4b     Maximise benefits from museum property portfolio
     4c     Develop museum buildings
     4d     Develop the quality of facilities offered
     4e     Develop technical facilities


5.   Develop relationships with stakeholders - users, schools, communities and
     partners

     5a     Engage with local heritage organisations
     5b     Develop cultural capacity within schools
     5c     Develop cultural capacity within pre-5s sector
     5d     Engage with users and potential users


6.   Increase income from commercial exploitation and external funding

     6a     Provide range of merchandising to accompany exhibitions
     6b     Develop range of options for individual donations
     6c     Develop venues hires service to support cultural budget
     6d     Develop commercial income streams




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                                                     Paisley & Renfrew museums
                                               Forward Plan 2008/9 - 2010/11: Action Plan


AIM 1        Improve services, increase user numbers and user satisfaction levels

   Objectives                  Actions                 Resources      Responsibility         Target date             Target

1a Develop
diverse range of
services
                   Enhance biological recording        £1000       Assistant Curator     March 2009        6 days support from
                   service                                         Natural History                         Glasgow Biological
                                                                                                           Recording Centre

                                                                                         Dec 2008          Recorder 6 operating
                   Develop wildlife garden             n/a         Assistant Curator     July 2008         Garden redeveloped
                                                                   Natural History
                   Examine winter viewings pattern     n/a         Manager               June 2009         Proposal agreed
                   at Observatory for 09/10 season                 Marketing and Arts
                                                                   Officer, Senior
                                                                   Curator
                                                                   Science
                   Develop night-sky viewings at       £350        Curator Science       Oct 2008          Programme started
                   Clyde-Muirshiel park (flight case               Marketing Officer     March 2009        6 events
                   and travel expenses)                                                                    80 participants
                   Develop "Viewspace" in              £1,500      Marketing and Arts    Oct 2009          Display installed
                   Observatory - self-updating                     Officer
                   display from NASA's Hubble                      Operations Officer                      500 participants
                   Telescope (International Year of                /Senior Curator
                   Astronomy)                                      Science
                                                                   Technical Officer
                   Provide refreshment facilities in   £2,000      Marketing and Arts    Oct 2009          £1,000 sales
                   Paisley Museum                                  Officer/ Commercial
                                                                   Services Officer

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   Objectives               Actions                 Resources      Responsibility       Target date             Target

1b Maximise
publicity for
exhibitions
programme
                Undertake "Joie de Vivre"           £7,000      Marketing Officer   Sept 2008         10% increase in visitors
                publicity: press work, catalogue                                                      from 2006/07 baseline.
                production, first night,
                advertising,
                Undertake "Waterways to             £400        Marketing Officer   June 2008         Print distributed
                Motorways" publicity: press                                                           Opening event
                work, opening, advertising,
                Undertake "Philosophical"           £1,000      Marketing Officer   Sept 2008         Print distributed
                publicity: press work, catalogue                                                      Opening event
                production, first night,
                advertising,
                Undertake performance season        £18,000     Marketing Officer   Sept 2008         Autumn Season - 10,000
                publicity: brochure production,                                                       tickets
                press campaign; press                                                                 10% increase in under 25s
                advertising; outdoor advertising;                                                     Spring season - 6,000
                student campaign                                                    Feb 2009          tickets
                                                                                                      5% increase in under 25s
                Undertake gala days publicity       £6,000      Marketing Officer   July 2008         6,000 visitors Renfrew
                                                                                                      Gala Day
                                                                                                      4,000 visitors SSD
1c Improve
marketing &
brand
development
                Produce new, printed Paisley        £500        Manager             Oct 2008          5% increase in users from
                Museum information leaflet                      Marketing Officer                     2006/07 baseline
                                                                Senior Curator
                Produce new Renfrew Museum          n/a         Manager             Oct 2008          10% increase
                leaflet                                         Marketing Officer                     from2006/07 baseline
                                                                Senior Curator

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Objectives               Actions                Resources      Responsibility        Target date            Target

             Shawls & weaving pamphlet for      £500        Marketing and Arts    Aug 2009         Pamphlet produced
             re-display                                     Officer, Marketing
                                                            Officer
                                                            Senior Curator
                                                            Curator Textiles
                                                            Assistant Curator
                                                            Weaving
             Develop Year Of Astronomy          £1,500      Marketing and Arts    June 2009        10% increase in
             2009 publicity                                 Officer                                Observatory visitors from
                                                            Marketing Officer                      2007/08 baseline
                                                            Curator-Science
             Develop opening events as          n/a         Marketing and Arts    Sept 2008        Goudie opening - 150
             major cultural celebratory                     Officer, Marketing                     attendees
             events, involving local cultural               Officer, Capacity
             organisations and stakeholders                 Officer
             Produce costed re-branding plan    n/a         Marketing officer     Feb 2009         Plan agreed
             for RAM's services - new IDs for
             Paisley Museum, Paisley Arts
             Centre, Renfrew Museum,
             Paisley Town Hall; funding
             options (Scottish Arts Council)
             Build bank of professional         £600        Marketing officer     Jan 2009         Plan agreed
             photographic images
             Review rates and charges           n/a         Commercial Services   Jan 2009         New format agreed
             document format                                Officer
             Replace external display           £1,000      Marketing Officer     Oct 2009         Replacement equipment
             equipment and content at                       Exhibition Design                      and content installed
             Paisley Town Hall and Paisley                  Officer
             Museum                                         Marketing and Arts
                                                            Officer
             Replace signage throughout         £2,000      Marketing Officer     Oct 2009         Replacement signage
             Paisley Museum                                 Exhibition Design                      installed
                                                            Officer
                                                            Marketing and Arts
                                                            Officer
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   Objectives                  Actions                 Resources      Responsibility         Target date            Target

                   Review and cost branded             n/a         Marketing Officer     Feb 2009          Report on findings and
                   workwear                                                                                review
                   Upgrade design office ICT           £1,000      Exhibition Design     April 2009        Upgrade purchased
                                                                   Officer/ Marketing
                                                                   and Arts Officer
                   Explore quarterly newsletter        n/a         Marketing and Arts    Feb 2008          Report on findings
                   and/or annual report for service                Officer
                                                                   Marketing Officer
1d Develop
online marketing
strategy
                   Review content and structure of     n/a         Marketing Officer     Oct 2008          New content online
                   council website                                                       March 2009        20% increase in hits
                   Produce additional web              n/a         Marketing Officer     Feb 2009          Report agreed
                   presence proposals
                   Develop text messaging service      £500        Marketing Officer     Nov 2008          50 participants
                   Develop use of e-flyers             £2,000      Marketing Officer     Feb 2009          50 participants
                   Produce online enquiry form for     n/a         Commercial Services   Nov 2008          50 users per annum
                   venue hires                                     Officer
                   Produce online ticketing facility   £500        Commercial Services   July 2009         10% sales online
                                                                   Officer
                   Produce online venue hires diary £500           Commercial Services   July 2009         10% sales online
                   checking facility; and explore                  Officer
                   online bookings
                   Develop online / mail order retail £200         Commercial Services   March 2009        Established
                   strategy                                        Officer               March 2010        15% sales increase
1e Develop our
staff
                   Individual development plans        £5,000      Manager               Dec 2008          100% IDPs
                   (IDPs) for all staff                training    Team leaders
                                                       budget      Section heads
                                                                   Supervisors
                   Implement 2006 staffing             n/a         Manager               Oct 2008          Implementation concluded
                   structure changes, subject to                   Team leaders
                   consultation
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   Objectives                Actions                 Resources      Responsibility           Target date             Target

                 Implement Feb 2008 staffing         n/a         Manager                  Oct 2008         Implementation concluded
                 structure changes, subject to                   Team leaders
                 consultation

                 Review staffing structures in the   n/a         Manager                  Nov 2008         Staffing review concluded.
                 light of service developments                                                             Report to CFC policy
                                                                                                           board
                 Review and enhance staff            n/a         Manager                  March 2009       Staff induction procedures
                 induction procedures, including                 Operations Officer /                      introduced
                 service specific pack                           Marketing and Arts
                                                                 Officer
                                                                 Administrator
1f Improve the
way we manage
our businesses
                 Introduce protocol for delegated    n/a         Manager                  Oct 2008         Protocol implemented
                 procurement and expenditure;                    Operations Officer
                 and budget monitoring                           Marketing and Arts
                                                                 Officer, Administrator
                 Introduce corporate Retention       n/a         Administrator            Oct 2009         Procedures implemented
                 Schedule and Archive Recording                  Operations Officer
                 procedures
                 Submit corporate data - payroll,    n/a         Administrator            ongoing          Procedures implemented
                 absence monitoring, recruitment,                Operations Officer
                 etc
                 Train all staff in Protecting       n/a         Team Leaders             ongoing          100% staff trained
                 Children and Vulnerable Adults
                 Refresh venue specific Health       n/a         Operations Officer       March 2009       Plans refreshed
                 and safety plans
                 Programming and exhibitions         n/a         Manager                  March 2009       Policies published online
                 policy developed, and published                 Marketing and Arts
                 online                                          Officer; Outreach
                                                                 and Events Officer
                                                                 Senior Curator
                                                                 Marketing Officer
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   Objectives                Actions              Resources      Responsibility           Target date            Target

                 Contribute to development of     n/a         Manager                  March 2009       Strategy and plan
                 corporate leisure and culture                                                          produced
                 strategy; and departmental
                 strategy and action plan
                 Submit museums' accreditation    n/a         Manager                  Aug 2008         Bid submitted
                 bid
                 Submit joint service Charter     n/a         Marketing Officer with   March 2009       Charter mark application
                 Mark application                             Team Leaders and                          submitted
                                                              Section Heads
1g Develop our
businesses'
sustainability
                 Explore recycling options        n/a         Administrator            Feb 2009         Report produced
                 Improve energy and water         n/a         Facilities Officer       Ongoing          10% reduction
                 usage efficiency
                 Review stationery usage in all   n/a         Administrator            Feb 2009         Report produced
                 venues




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AIM 2        Improve our care of the collections

   Objectives                 Actions               Resources         Responsibility       Target date             Target

2a Improve
storage
                  Reorganise natural history        nil           Assistant Curator     Nov 2008         Stores reorganised
                  stores                            (Staff        National History
                                                    joiner)
                  Re-store bird egg collection      £200          Assistant Curator     March 2009       Collection re-stored
                                                                  National History
                  Re-store microslides              £800          Assistant Curator     March 2009       Collection re-stored
                  (potential funding – MGS)                       National History
                  Provide additional storage for    £1500         Assistant Curator     March 2010       Storage provided
                  geology collection                              National History
                  (potential funding – MGS)
                  Provide additional storage for    £4,000        Assistant Curator     March 2011       Storage provided
                  fossil collection                               National History
                  (potential funding – MGS)
                  Re-store shawls                   £500          CMo, Curator Textiles  March 2009      Collections re-stored
                  Implement priority conservation   n/a           Collections Management April 2008      Implementation
                  and care audit                                  Officer                                commenced
2b Improve
environmental
monitoring and
control
                  Procure and install new           £30,000       Manager                March 2009      Environmental monitoring
                  networked environmental           (Council      Senior Curator                         system installed
                  monitoring system                 ICT capital   Collections Management
                                                    fund)         Officer
2c Enhance
documentation
                  Produce plan for prioritising     n/a           Senior Curator         Feb 2009        Plan agreed
                  areas of collection                             Collections Management
                                                                  Officer


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   Objectives                  Actions                Resources       Responsibility       Target date             Target

                   Undertake initial inventories      n/a         Senior Curator         March 2009      First inventory completed
                                                                  Collections Management
                                                                  Officer
                   Introduce procedural manual        n/a         Senior Curator         Nov 2008        Manual agreed
                   including backlog plan                         Collections Management
                                                                  Officer
                   Procure and install Collections    £16,000     Manager                Feb 2009        System installed
                   Management System                  MGS         Collections Management
                                                      £30,000     Officer
                                                      ICT         Senior Curator
                                                      Capital
                                                      fund
2d Improve
collections care
and development
                   Review and refresh collections     n/a         Operations Officer     April 2008      Plan reviewed
                   development plan                               Senior Curator /
                                                                  Collections Management
                                                                  Officer
                   Review and refresh emergency       n/a         Operations Officer     April 2008      Plan reviewed
                   plan                                           Senior Curator /
                                                                  Collections Management
                                                                  Officer
                   Review and refresh security plan   n/a         Operations Officer     March 2009      Plan reviewed
                                                                  Senior Curator /
                                                                  Collections Management
                                                                  Officer




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AIM 3            Improve access to the collections, the artistic programme and participation in culture

   Objectives                     Actions                 Resources        Responsibility         Target date            Target

3a Improve
interpretation
                      Develop interpretation plan:        n/a         Manager                  March 2009       Plan agreed
                      intellectual and design                         Marketing and Arts
                                                                      Officer
                                                                      Senior Curator
                      Provide all-weather panels in       £1800       Assistant Curator        April 2010       Panels installed
                      wildlife garden                                 Natural History
                                                                      Exhibition Design
                                                                      Officer
                      Produce interpretation panels for   £450        Curator Science          March 2009       Panels installed
                      Observatory                                     Marketing and Arts
                                                                      Officer
                                                                      Senior Curator
                                                                      Exhibition Design
                                                                      Officer
                      Undertake comprehensive re-         £150        Manager                  Oct 2009         Re-labelling completed
                      labelling of galleries                          Marketing and Arts
                                                                      Officer Senior Curator
                                                                      Exhibition Design
                                                                      Officer
                      Undertake comprehensive             £2,500      Manager                  Oct 2009         Interpretation refresh
                      refresh of interpretation                       Marketing and Arts                        completed
                                                                      Officer Senior Curator
                                                                      Exhibition Design
                                                                      Officer
                      Explore web-based user forums       n/a         Marketing Officer        Feb 2009         Report produced and
                                                                                                                action agreed
3b Develop range
of access
methods
                      Install nest box with camera and    £500        Assistant Curator        Feb 2009         Live feed available
                      live feed                                       Natural History
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Objectives               Actions                 Resources        Responsibility          Target date            Target

                                                             Facilities Officer
                                                             Technical Officer
                                                             Exhibition Design
                                                             Officer
             Develop lunchtime talks -           £600        Marketing and Arts        Feb 2009         10% increase in
             improved promotional material,                  Officer                                    attendance
             expenses for guest speakers                     Senior Curator
                                                             Curator Textiles
                                                             Marketing Officer
             Podcasts on website                 n/a         Marketing and Arts        Oct 2009         50 downloads
                                                             Officer
                                                             Senior Curator
                                                             Marketing Officer
                                                             Curatorial team
             Research audio tours of             n/a         Marketing and Arts        Feb 2009         Report produced and
             museums                                         Officer                                    action agreed
                                                             Senior Curator
                                                             Marketing Officer
                                                             Curatorial team
             Re-establish local history course   n/a         Curator Textiles          Feb 2009         Agreement reached with
             with university                                 Curator History                            University
                                                             Marketing and Arts
                                                             Officer/ Senior Curator   Sept 2009        Course begins
             Explore research pamphlet           n/a         Commercial Services       Feb 2009         Report produced and
             feasibility - sale or free                      Officer                                    action agreed
                                                             Senior Curator
             Develop access strategy for         n/a         Manager                   Feb 2009         Report produced and
             heritage buildings                                                                         action agreed
             Develop plan for rolling            n/a         Manager                   Oct 2009         Plan produced and
             programme of online access to                   Senior Curator /                           action agreed
             electronic catalogues                           Marketing and Access
                                                             Officer                   March 2010       First collection made
                                                             Collections                                accessible online
                                                             Management Officer
                                                             Curators
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   Objectives               Actions                 Resources          Responsibility       Target date            Target

3c Improve
displays
                Develop observatory corridor       £500           Assistant Curator -    August 2009      New science and natural
                and garden ante-room for                          Natural History;                        history displays
                science and natural history                       Collections                             produced.
                displays                                          Management Officer;
                                                                  Facilities Officer;
                                                                  Technical Officer;
                                                                  Exhibitions Design
                                                                  Officer
                Apply for grant (c £10k) for       nil            Assistant Curator -    July 2009        Grant application
                biodiversity touchscreen display                  Natural History;                        submitted
                                                                  Senior Curator;
                                                                  Manager
                Develop weaving and shawls         £2,000         Manager                Oct 2008         Grant application
                displays                           (£37,000       Arts and Museums                        submitted
                                                   Significance   Officer
                                                   grant)         Operations Officer     Dec 2009         New shawls and weaving
                                                                  Senior Curator                          galleries opened
                                                                  Curator Textiles
                                                                  Assistant Curator
                                                                  Weaving
3d Provide
programme of
temporary
exhibitions
                Mount Paisley Musical and          £500           Curator Textiles       Sept 2008        Exhibition opened.
                Operatic Society centenary                        Marketing and Arts                      Positive public response
                exhibition                                        Officer
                                                                  Senior Curator
                                                                  Technical Officer
                                                                  Marketing Officer
                                                                  Exhibitions Design
                                                                  Officer, Collections
                                                                  Management Officer
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Objectives               Actions            Resources          Responsibility       Target date            Target

             Mount "In The Limelight"       £300          Curator Textiles       Oct 2008         Exhibition opened.
             exhibition to celebrate 21st                 Marketing and Arts                      Positive public response
             anniversary of Paisley Arts                  Officer
             Centre and the town’s long                   Senior Curator
             theatre heritage                             Technical Officer
                                                          Marketing Officer
                                                          Exhibitions Design
                                                          Officer, Collections
                                                          Management Officer
             Mount exhibition of Scottish   £500          Curator Art            Jan 2009         Exhibition opened.
             landscapes from permanent                    Marketing and Arts                      Positive public response
             collection                                   Officer
                                                          Senior Curator
                                                          Technical Officer
                                                          Marketing Officer
                                                          Exhibitions Design
                                                          Officer, Collections
                                                          Management Officer
             Mount "Joie de Vivre"          £20,000       Manager                Sept 2008        Exhibition opened.
             retrospective of Alexander     £10,000       Marketing and Arts                      Positive public response
             Goudie                         sponsorship   Officer
                                                          Senior Curator
                                                          Curator Art
                                                          Technical Officer
                                                          Marketing Officer
                                                          Exhibitions Design
                                                          Officer, Collections
                                                          Management Officer
             Mount exhibition               £500          Manager                Sept 2008        Exhibition opened.
             commemorating Paisley                        Marketing and Arts                      Positive public response
             Philosophical Society's bi-                  Officer
             centenary                                    Senior Curator
                                                          Curator History
                                                          Technical Officer
                                                          Marketing Officer

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Objectives               Actions                  Resources        Responsibility          Target date            Target

                                                              Exhibitions Design
                                                              Officer, Collections
                                                              Management Officer
             Develop and host "Look At Our        £500        Cultural co-ordinators    Jan 2008         Exhibition opened.
             World" exhibition, highlighting                  Exhibitions Design                         Positive public response
             young peoples work in schools                    Officer
                                                              Technical officer
             Develop Portfolio Exhibition with    £1,000      Marketing and Arts        March 2009       Exhibition opened.
             schools and Paisley Art Institute,   (CC         Officer; Senior Curator                    Positive public response
             leading to exhibition                Budget)     Cultural Co-ordinators
                                                              Exhibition Design
                                                              Officer, Technical
                                                              Officer
             Develop astro-photography            £1,500      Curator Science           Oct 2009         Exhibition opened.
             exhibition – International Year of               Senior Curator                             Positive public response
             Astronomy 2009                                   Marketing and Arts
                                                              Officer
             Develop "Celebration of              £1,000      Marketing and Arts        Sept 2010        Exhibition opened.
             Science" exhibition to coincide      (+£1,000    Officer                                    Positive public response
             with 350 anniversary of Royal        RS grant)   Senior Curator
             Society, highlighting Fellows                    Curator Science
             with Renfrewshire connection
             Develop 'Story of Photography'       £3,000      Curator History           April 2009       Exhibition opened.
             exhibition, celebrating local                    Senior Curator                             Positive public response
             history and Year Of                              Marketing and Arts
             Homecoming                                       Officer
                                                              Marketing Officer
             Curate Hugh Gibson                   £1,500      Curator History           May 2009         Exhibition opened.
             photographic exhibition -            (PDE in-    Senior Curator                             Positive public response
             celebrating local history and        kind)       Marketing and Arts
             Year Of Homecoming                               Officer
                                                              Marketing Officer
             Curate Boys Brigade exhibition       £1,000      Curator History           Sept 2009        Exhibition opened.
                                                              Senior Curator                             Positive public response
                                                              Marketing and Arts
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   Objectives                 Actions               Resources           Responsibility         Target date            Target

                                                                   Officer
                                                                   Marketing Officer
3e Produce
range of media
for sharing
curatorial
research
                 Develop website to host            n/a            Marketing and Arts       March 2008       10% increase in hits
                 curatorial research articles                      Officer
                                                                   Senior Curator
                                                                   Marketing Officer
                                                                   Curatorial team
                 Explore feasibility of             n/a - covers   Marketing and Arts       July 2009        Report produced and
                 "Renfrewshire History"             costs          Officer                                   action agreed
                 magazine                                          Senior Curator
                                                                   Marketing Officer
                                                                   Commercial Services
                                                                   Officer
                                                                   Curatorial team
                 Produce Coats Observatory          £1,000         Marketing and Arts       April 2009       Pamphlet produced
                 history pamphlet - International                  Officer Senior Curator
                 Year of Science 2009                              Curator Science
                                                                   Marketing Officer
3f Develop
cultural
programme for
schools
                 Develop programme and funding      £70,000 bid    Cultural Co-ordinators   May 2008         Bid submitted
                 bid for Cultural Co-ordinators                    Team Leader
                 2009/10                                           Manager
                 Develop and improve                £2,500         Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        Project provides
                 programme of curriculum linked     (CC budget,    team                                      workshops for 20
                 workshops for primary schools;     SAC                                                      schools
                 subsidise transport                funding)


                                                                   Page 17 of 31
Objectives                Actions                 Resources          Responsibility         Target date            Target

             Provide free access to               £5,000        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        Classes from 12 schools
             performances in schools and          (CC budget,   team                                      visit a performance
             council venues; subsidise            SAC
             transport                            funding)
             Create "Film School" project,        £10,000       Cultural Co-ordinators   Jan 2009         Begin roll-out
             involving every lower secondary      (CC budget)
             art class                                                                   June 2009        12 schools participating

             Develop "Look At Our World"          £2,000        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        Exhibition opens
             brand, showcasing young              (CC
             people’s work in variety of art      Budget)
             forms

             Develop Portfolio classes with       £2,000        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        10 sessions
             schools and Paisley Art Institute,   (CC                                                     20 participants
             leading to exhibition                Budget)

             Continue programme using             £500          Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        10 sessions
             Egyptian Learning Resource in        (CC                                                     200 participants
             Primary schools; transport           Budget)
             subsidies
             Create new topic-themed              £,1000        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        8 sessions
             handling kits (eg Romans,            (CC                                                     160 participants
             drama)                               Budget)
             Develop "Resolve", cross-            £1,000        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        2 schools
             curricular "Their Past, Your         £5,000                                                  50 participants
             Future" project                      MGS grant
             Deliver cross-curricular             £1,000        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        40 participants
             programmes as part of hosting
             National Holocaust Memorial
             Day 2009
             Develop video unit for Kibble        n/a           Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        20 workshops
             School S4                                          Team Leader                               £1000 income
                                                                Video Worker

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   Objectives               Actions                  Resources        Responsibility         Target date            Target

3g Develop
cultural
programme for
pre-fives
                Develop "Monkey Puzzle"              £4,000      Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        Project works with all
                programme - learning space           (CC                                                   partner nurseries
                resource and CPD, introducing        Budget)
                pre-5s to dance and music
                Create object handling               £500        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        20 nurseries participating
                resources for pre-5s                 (CC
                                                     Budget)
                Develop "Magic Carpet"               £1,000      Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        20 nurseries participating
                programme of visual arts
                workshops
3h Develop
access
programme
                Develop programme of activities      £1,000      Outreach and Events      May 2009         Programme agreed and
                to celebrate International Year of               Officer                                   implemented
                Astronomy in 2009
                Develop and host telescope-          £300        Curator Science          Oct 2009         40 participants
                making workshops as part of                      Outreach and Events
                Science week                                     Officer
                Develop "Celebrate Science"          £1,000      Curator Science          Sept 2010        100 participants
                programme to celebrate the           (+£1,000    Outreach and Events
                Royal Society’s 350th                Royal       Officer
                anniversary                          Society
                                                     grant)
                Develop Saturday art classes         £6,200      Outreach and Events      March 2009       40 participants
                                                                 Officer                                   £3,250 income
                "[Murmur] Paisley" - develop         n/a         Capacity Officer         Feb 2009         Application submitted
                funding proposal for                             Manager
                documentary oral history project                 Outreach and Events
                (SAC HLF)                                        Officer

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Objectives               Actions                Resources          Responsibility         Target date            Target

             Run one FPR broadcast              £7,000        Outreach and Events      March 2009       14 community volunteers
                                                              Officer
             Contribute to development of       n/a           Outreach and Events      Dec 2008         Application submitted
             Bring Your Baby / Bookstart                      Officer                  Jan-March 2009   5 CPD sessions
             funding application and delivery
             of CPD sessions with Libraries
             staff
             Develop project planning,          n/a           Manager                  March 2009       Framework agreed and
             monitoring and evaluation                        Outreach and Events                       implemented
             framework for outreach and                       Officer
             education projects                               Cultural Co-ordinators
                                                              Team Leader
             Support Outrage planning           n/a           Outreach and Events      Nov 2008         Conference takes place
             towards Nov 2008 conference                      Officer                                   successfully
                                                              Capacity Officer
             Support Renfrewshire Rox 2008      n/a           Capacity Officer         Nov 2008         Renfrewshire Rox project
                                                                                                        takes place successfully
             Develop protocol for supporting    n/a           Outreach and Events      Dec 2008         Protocol agreed and
             local cultural organisations                     Officer                                   implemented
                                                              Capacity Officer
             Undertake multi-sensory            £1,500 08/9   Outreach and Events      Dec 2008         Project starts:
             performance / installation         £3,000        Officer; Music-Drama                      30 participants
             engaging 0-5 yrs with              09/10         worker; Curators;
             grandparents/carers inspired by                  Collections              Oct 2009         Performance takes place
             museum collections, designed to                  Management Officer
             engage new users                                 Technical Officer
                                                              Marketing Officer
             Undertake "Silent Movie", a        £2,000 08/9   Outreach and Events      Feb 2008         Application submitted
             multimedia project using drama,    £5,000        Officer                                   - 30 participants
             animation, film and documentary    09/10         Senior Curator and
             inspired by museum collections,    (£5,000       Curators                 Oct 2009         Performance/event takes
             designed to engage new users       HLF)          Video arts worker                         place
                                                (£5,000 CC)   Technical Officer
                                                              Marketing Officer        March 2010       Performance/event takes
                                                              Manager                                   place
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   Objectives                 Actions                Resources           Responsibility          Target date                Target

                  Develop 'culture & wellbeing'      n/a            Manager                   Aug 2009           Grant application
                  reminiscence & memory project                     Marketing and Arts                           submitted
                  proposal and funding application                  Officer/ Senior Curator
                  for SAC / HLF                                     Outreach and Events
                                                                    Officer
3i - Develop
range of public
events
                  Host "Moonwatch" weeks -           £300           Curator Science           March 2009         100 participants
                  International Year of Astronomy                   Marketing Officer
                  2009                                                                        Oct 2009           100 participants
                  Continue Winter Viewings at        £7,000 staff   Curator Science           Oct 2008 - March   2,000 participants
                  Observatory                        costs          Facilities Officer        2009

                  Develop external lectures/talks    £1,000         Senior Curator            March 2009         40 talks
                  programme                                         Marketing and Arts        March 2010         40 talks
                                                                    Officer
                  Contribute to Paisley Mod          £2,000         Marketing and Arts        Dec 2009           3 Gaelic cultural events
                  working group and Gaelic                          Officer; Outreach and                        hosted at Paisley Arts
                  culture programme                                 Events Officer;                              Centre
                                                                    Manager
3j - Develop
volunteering
programme
                  Produce plan for structured        n/a            Commercial Services       Feb 2009           Plan agreed and
                  volunteer programme for 16+ to                    Officer                                      implemented
                  engage with service; (including                   Cultural Coordinator
                  Project StepUp)                                   Outreach and Events
                                                                    Officer
                                                                    Manager




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AIM 4         Improve our buildings and facilities

   Objectives                     Actions                   Resources         Responsibility      Target date            Target

4a Improve
physical access
                     Re-open observatory balcony            £500         Operations Officer,   March 2009       Balcony re-opens
                                                                         Curator Science
                     Enhance level access at Paisley        £15,000      Operations Officer    March 2009       Access enhancement
                     Town Hall                              (DDA         Facilities Officer                     completed
                                                            Capital
                                                            fund)
4b Maximise
benefits from
property portfolio
                     Submit funding application to          n/a          Manager               March 2009       Grant application
                     HLF to develop Transit House,                       Operations Officer                     submitted
                     as science display space – to                       Curator Science
                     celebrate International Year of
                     Astronomy 2009
                     Develop Observatory "kitchen"          £5,000       Manager               December 2009    Grant application
                     space as foyer, and                    (HLF fund)   Operations Officer                     submitted
                     science/astronomy display area                      Curator Science
                     – to celebrate International Year
                     of Astronomy 2009
                     Provide adapted toilet facilities in   £15,000      Manager               December 2009    Grant application
                     Observatory - International Year       (HLF fund)   Operations Officer                     submitted
                     of Astronomy 2009                                   Curator Science
                     Submit funding application to          n/a          Manager               December 2009    Grant application
                     Heritage Lottery Fund for                           Operations Officer                     submitted
                     Observatory balcony                                 Curator Science
                     interpretation, highlighting
                     defining geographical features -
                     International Year of Astronomy
                     2009


                                                                         Page 22 of 31
   Objectives                Actions                  Resources         Responsibility      Target date             Target

                 Contribute to Cultural Centre        £40,000      Manager               Aug 2008         Pre-feasibility report
                 and Paisley Town Hall pre-           Vision                                              agreed; action plan agreed
                 feasibility study                    Board                                               and implementation
                                                      budget                                              commenced

                 Develop business options for         n/a          Manager               March 2009       Data produced as required
                 Cultural Centre and Paisley
                 Town Hall project, for Chief Exec
                 and senior stakeholders
                 Develop and submit Renfrew           n/a          Manager               June 2008        Plans agreed
                 Town Hall and Renfrew Museum                                            June 2008        Historic Scotland bid
                 funding applications to Historic                                                         submitted
                 Scotland and Heritage Lottery                                           Aug 2008         Heritage Lottery Fund
                 Fund                                                                                     round one bid submitted
                                                                                         Feb 2009         Heritage Lottery Fund
                                                                                                          round two bid submitted
4c Develop our
buildings
                 Develop rolling maintenance          £2,000       Manager               March 2009       Maintenance programme
                 programme for buildings using        (£60,000     Operations Officer                     agreed
                 internal resources and in            PM budget)   Curator Science
                 partnership with Property
                 Maintenance (PM)
                 Commission feasibility report for    £300         Operations Officer    June 2010        Feasibility report produced
                 stabilisation of stone carvings in                Curator Science
                 Observatory
                 Commission feasibility report to     £1,500       Curator Science       June 2010        Feasibility report produced
                 overhaul telescope                                Operations Officer
                 Commission feasibility report to     £300         Facilities Officer    May 2009         Feasibility report produced
                 upgrade Loggia at Paisley Town
                 Hall; including stone cleaning
                 and netting renewal




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    Objectives                     Actions                  Resources        Responsibility      Target date             Target

                      Paisley Arts Centre                   £60,000     Manager               Dec 2008         Arts Lottery application
                      refurbishment: theatre seating,       capital     Operations Officer                     submitted
                      auditorium floor, box office, foyer   fund;       Technical Officer
                      and toilets, entrance-way,            £10,000;                          June 2009        Arts Centre re-opens
                      heating controls; aggrablock in       £180,000
                      grounds                               SAC Arts
                                                            Lottery
4d Develop the
quality of the
facilities we offer
                      Purchase catering quality table       £4,000      Commercial Services   April 2009       Table wear purchased
                      wear for town hall functions                      Officer
                      Introduce "Whats On" screens at       £3000       Commercial Services   April 2010       Screens installed
                      main venues                                       Officer
                      Upgrade water heater – Paisley        £1,000      Facilities Officer    April 2009       Water heater installed
                      Town Hall upper kitchen
                      Explore replacing Paisley Town        £15,000     Facilities Officer    Aug 2010         Report produced and
                      Hall dishwashing facilities           capital                                            action agreed
                                                            budget
                      Refurbish Tannahill Suite             PM Budget   Facilities Officer    July 2008        Tanahill Suite refurbished
                      Refurbish Alexander Wilson            PM Budget   Facilities Officer    Jan 2009         Alexander Wilson Suite
                      Suite                                                                                    refurbished
                      Upgrade Museum lecture                PM budget   Facilities Officer    Sept 2009        Museum lecture theatre
                      theatre                                                                                  upgraded
                      Redecorate Paisley Room               PM budget   Facilities Officer    Sept 2008        Paisley Room refurbished
                      Upgrade cleaning equipment            £2,000      Facilities Officer    Oct 2008         Cleaning equipment
                                                                                                               upgraded
                      Undertake three year                  £4,000 pa   Facilities Officer    March 2009       1/3 lighting refurbished
                      refurbishment for Paisley             2008/9 -                          March 2010       1/3 lighting refurbished
                      Museum track lighting                 2010/11                           March 2011       1/3 lighting refurbished
                      Undertake three year                  £3,000 pa   Facilities Officer    March 2009       1/3 seating renewed
                      programme of renewing of              2008/11                           March 2010       1/3 seating renewed
                      Paisley Town Hall seating                                               March 2011       1/3 seating renewed


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   Objectives                Actions                Resources        Responsibility      Target date             Target

4e Develop our
technical
facilities
                 Install used Arts Centre raked     £1,500      Technical Officer     July 2009        Raked seating installed in
                 seating in Paisley Museum                      Operations Officer                     lecture theatre
                 lecture theatre
                 Replace PAC dimmer packs, as       £4,000      Manager               Oct 2008         Arts Lottery application
                 part of refurb                     £8,000      Technical Officer                      submitted
                                                    SAC                               Feb 2009         Dimmer packs installed
                                                    Lottery
                 Upgrade and renew Public           £30,000     Technical Officer     July 2010        PA system installed
                 Address (PA) system in Paisley     capital
                 Town Hall
                 Upgrade PA system (incl            £3,500      Technical Officer     Jan 2010         PA system installed
                 hearing loop system) in
                 Alexander Wilson Suite
                 Install LCD screens in Paisley     £4,000      Technical Officer     April 2010       LCD screens installed
                 Room and Tannahill Suite
                 (mobile with local storage)
                 Explore purchasing touring PA      £7,000      Technical Officer     July 2010        Report produced and
                 system to augment new town                                                            action plan agreed
                 halls and non-regular venues
                 Replace “Vario” staging at         £8,500      Technical Officer     July 2010        Staging replaced
                 Paisley Town Hall
                 Install CAD lighting software      £500        Technical Officer     Nov 2008         Software installed
                 Provide venue technical            n/a         Technical Officer     Nov 2008         Plans and technical
                 specifications and plans online                Marketing Officer                      specifications available
                                                                                                       online
                 Undertake feasibility study into   n/a         Technical Officer     Feb 2008         Report produced and
                 offsite storage                                                                       action agreed




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AIM 5         Develop relationships with stakeholders - users, schools, communities and partners

   Objectives                    Actions                  Resources        Responsibility         Target date            Target

5a Engage with
local heritage
organisations
                    Attend natural history society        none        Assistant Curator -      March 2009       Attend 2 meetings pa
                    meetings                                          Natural History          March 2010       Attend 2 meetings pa
                    Attend local biodiversity action      none        Assistant Curator -      March 2009       Attend 2 meetings pa
                    plan sub-committee meeting                        Natural History          March 2010       Attend 2 meetings pa
                    Publicise public heritage             none        Assistant Curator -      Sept 2009        Included in brochure and
                    meetings online and in brochure                   Natural History;                          website
                                                                      Marketing Officer
5b Develop
cultural capacity
within schools
                    Provide short-term work-based         none        Assistant Curator -      March 2009       Pilot project established
                    learning projects for University of               Natural History
                    West of Scotland biological
                    sciences students
                    Establish a network of pupil          n/a         Cultural Co-ordinators   Sept 2008        5 groups established
                    focus groups in primary schools                   Team Leader              June 2009        2 meetings hosted
                    Deliver awareness presentations       n/a         Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        4 presentations
                    to PTAs                                           Team Leader
                    Establish a network of cultural       n/a         Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        20% increase in
                    ambassadors within each school                    Team Leader                               activities uptake from
                                                                                                                07/08 baseline
                    Engage with PTs - Art & Design,       n/a         Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        2 forums in museum
                    Music, Social Sciences; host                      Team Leader
                    forum meetings in museum
                    Develop and deliver "Hands On         £1,000      Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        10 schools participating
                    Learning": object-based CPD                                                                 20 object loans to
                    programme for primary teachers                                                              schools



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   Objectives                   Actions               Resources        Responsibility         Target date            Target

                    Mount a conference for            £4,000      Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        150 attendees
                    teachers/educators showcasing                 Marketing and Arts
                    best practice in cultural                     Officer
                    education                                     Operations Officer
                                                                  Technical Officer
                    Deliver funding surgeries and     n/a         Cultural Co-ordinator    June 2009        2 school/PTA funding
                    support school/PTA funding                    Team Leader                               bids submitted, as a
                    applications                                  Capacity Officer                          result of surgeries
                    Establish a network of creative   n/a         Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        5 schools engaging with
                    partners and support their                                                              partners
                    engagement with schools
                    Contribute to Curriculum for      n/a         Cultural Co-ordinator    June 2009        Participate in
                    Excellence development                        Team Leader                               development forum
                    Support learning at secondary     £5,000      Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        12 schools participating
                    school - support creative         (Cultural
                    activities as integral part of    Co-
                    classroom learning                ordinator
                                                      budget)
                    Develop a model for engaging      £500        Cultural Co-ordinators   Feb 2009         “Cultural planning” model
                    young people in "cultural         (Cultural                                             piloted with young
                    planning"                         Co-                                                   people contributing
                                                      ordinator
                                                      budget)
                    Introduce StepUp programme,       £200,000    Manager                  June 2008        Staff recruited
                    using culture to enhance life     per annum   Cultural Co-ordinators   Aug 2008         StepUp project
                    choices for young people          08/10       Team Leader                               commences
5c Develop
cultural capacity
in pre-5 sector
                    Develop creative projects based   £500        Cultural Co-ordinators   June 2009        4 nurseries participating
                    on Reggio Emelia learning                                                               in creative projects
                    approaches




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   Objectives                  Actions                 Resources        Responsibility      Target date           Target


5d Engage with
users and
potential users
                  Maintain user satisfaction           n/a         Marketing Officer     April 2010       Annual report produced
                  surveys at venues and for
                  services; produce annual report
                  Develop specific student             n/a         Marketing Officer     Oct 2008         Student audience
                  consultation mechanism                                                                  consultation undertaken
                  Undertake lapsed attenders           £200        Marketing Officer     Dec 2008         150 responses, report
                  survey                                                                                  produced
                  Explore feasibility of theatre and   n/a         Capacity Officer      Feb 2009         Report produced and
                  museum Friends groups                            Senior Curator /                       action plan agreed
                                                                   Marketing and Arts
                                                                   Officer
                                                                   Commercial Services
                                                                   Officer
                  Explore feasibility of "Creative     n/a         Capacity Officer      Feb 2009         Report produced and
                  Renfrewshire" - a cross-county                   Senior Curator /                       action plan agreed
                  cultural networking, consultation                Marketing and Arts
                  and capacity building service to                 Officer
                  engage with Local Area                           Outreach and Events
                  Committees                                       Officer
                                                                   Commercial Services
                                                                   Officer




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AIM 6         Increase income from commercial exploitation and external funding

   Objectives                   Actions              Resources        Responsibility      Target date            Target

6a Provide range
of merchandising
to accompany
exhibitions
                    Provide "Joie de Vivre"          n/a         Commercial Services   Sept 2008        £1,500 sales income
                    merchandising                                Officer
                    Produce "Joie de Vivre" 2009     n/a         Commercial Services   Sept 2008        200 units sold
                    calendar                                     Officer
6b Develop
range of
individual giving
options
                    Develop seat sponsorship         n/a         Marketing Officer     Nov 2008         Programme agreed
                    programme for Paisley Museum                                       March 2010       2 Seats sold
                    Develop museum donations         £800        Marketing Officer     March 2009       New donation boxes in
                    boxes                                                                               place
                                                                                       March 2010       100% increase in
                                                                                                        donations
6c Develop venue
hires service to
support cultural
budget
                    Review operations procedures     n/a         Commercial Services   Jan 2009         Review concluded and
                    at Johnstone and Renfrew town                Officer                                action agreed
                    halls                                        Facilities Officer
                                                                 Marketing and Arts
                                                                 Officer
                    Review pricing structure at      n/a         Commercial Services   Jan 2009         Review concluded and
                    Johnstone and Renfrew town                   Officer                                action agreed
                    halls
                                                                                       March 2010       10% increase income
                    Develop marketing strategy for   £500        Marketing Officer     Jan 2009         Strategy agreed
                    venue hires                                                        March 2010       10% increase income
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   Objectives                Actions                  Resources         Responsibility      Target date            Target

                 Develop venue hires tools and        n/a          Commercial Services   Feb 2009         Venue hirer tools
                 info for business users on                        Officer                                available on website
                 website                                                                 March 2010       10% increase income
                 Produce enhanced welcome             n/a          Commercial Services   June 2009        Pack produced and in
                 pack and procedures                               Officer                                use with hirers
                                                                   Marketing Officer
                 Install phones in Paisley Town       £2,000       Commercial Services   June 2009        Phones installed
                 Hall meeting rooms                                Officer
6d Develop
commercial
income streams
                 Undertake feasibility study for      n/a          Commercial Services   Jan 2009         Report produced and
                 annual wedding fayre in Paisley                   Officer                                action agreed
                 Town Hall
                 Explore membership / loyalty         n/a          Commercial Services   March 2009       Report produced and
                 scheme                                            Officer                                action agreed
                 Develop role as agent for other      £150         Commercial Services   March 2010       £2,000 commission
                 venues / events                                   Officer
                 Establish Paisley Arts Centre        £200         Commercial Services   Dec 2008         Venues established as
                 and Paisley Town Hall as retail                   Officer                                retail outlets
                 outlets                                                                 March 2010       £1,500 sales income
                 Develop "Paisley Pattern"            £4,000       Commercial Services   March 2009       £1,500 sales income
                 merchandise range                    08/9         Officer               March 2010       £4,500 sales income
                                                      £500 09/10
                 Introduce range of specialist arts   n/a          Commercial Services   March 2009       £500 sales income
                 and crafts periodicals                            Officer               March 2010       £1,500 sales income
                 Introduce "crafts cabinet" in        n/a          Commercial Services   March 2009       £100 commission
                 Paisley Museum shop,                              Officer               March 2010       £900 commission
                 showcasing local artists' work
                 Introduce new till with barcode      £600         Commercial Services   July 2008        New till and stock system
                 scanner, stock storage/control                    Officer                                installed and operating
                 Review point-of-sale displays        £500         Commercial Services   Jan 2009         Review implemented
                 and develop museum shop                           Officer               March 2010       10% increase in sales
                 brand as high-end gift / souvenir
                 outlet
                                                                   Page 30 of 31
Objectives               Actions              Resources        Responsibility      Target date           Target

             Review stock lines and stock     £18,000     Commercial Services   March 2009       £36,000 sales income
             control                                      Officer
             Hire out video worker 17 hours   £1,000      Outreach and Events   March 2009       £6,000 income
             per week                         equipment   Officer
             Upgrade conferencing             £1,600      Technical Officer     Jan 2009         Backdrops and furniture
             backdrops and furniture          (Town       Manager                                purchased and in use
                                              Centre
                                              budget)




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