Agenda and minutes

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Appointment of Chairman for the Municipal Year 2016/2017


RESOLVED:   That Councillor Mrs E A Nockolds be appointed as Chairman for the Municipal Year 2016/2017.


Appointment of Vice Chairman for the Municipal Year 2016/2017


RESOLVED:   That County Councillor Humphrey be appointed as Vice-Chairman for the Municipal Year 2016/2017.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The Committee is invited to confirm as a correct record the notes of the previous meeting.


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 March 2016 were agreed as a correct record.


Councillor Chenery queried the spelling of the word Napolenic, and it was confirmed that it should read ‘Napoleonic’.


It was also pointed out that the minutes attached with the agenda were from 2015 rather than 2016.  However, the minutes which had been sent out to the Committee following the meeting were the correct version. 


Matters Arising

To consider any matters arising.


There were no matters arising.


Declarations of Interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.


These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.


There were no declarations of interest.


Report of the Head of Operations and Learning pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider the King’s Lynn Museum Report.


The Chairman welcomed Robin Hanley and Hannah Jackson to the meeting.


The Head of Operations and Learning and Western Area Operations Manager presented the report which provided Members with information on King’s Lynn Museums activities for the period from March 2016 – May 2016.


(i)         Temporary exhibitions and events at Lynn Museum


            The current major exhibition at Lynn Museum explored the life and work of Frederick Savage and was entitled Art of the Mart: Savage’s – the famous fairground makers of Lynn. The exhibition had been hugely popular with visitors and was due to finish on 2 July 2016 but had been extended over the summer months and would now run until 11 September 2016.


            A programme of illustrated talks continued to be offered at Lynn Museum on Wednesday afternoons.  Recent topics included Battle of Jutland by Nigel Amies, Victorian Menageries by Michael Medlar and a talk on whaling given by Learning Officer Melissa Hawker and Curatorial Trainee Morgan Bell.  Attendances averaged 15-25 and most talks were delivered by NMS staff.  It was reported that Morgan had left the Museum for another job within the heritage sector.


            An enhanced programme of informal family learning events continued to be offered at the Lynn Museum for the school holiday periods. Drop-in events this year included: a Dinosaurs (640) and Romans (67) events during the Easter holiday and Fancy dress (51) an event during the May half term to make costumes for the Roaring Twenties town-wide event on 12 June 2016.  It was reported that during that event there was over 400 visitors to the museum.


            During the school holidays the Lynn Museum continues to offer a popular programme of themed gallery discovery trails, with a new trail available for each week of the school holidays.  Recent trails have included an Easter egg hunt and All the fun of the fair.  A loyalty card scheme would be offered to families and those which took part in 5 trails would be invited to a tea party.


            The Lynn Museum continued to host monthly Coffee, Cake and Collections “coffee morning” style events for adults, with each session exploring a different aspect of the collections.  Topics included a session on medieval King’s Lynn and RAF Marham centenary themes.


            The Museum participated in the national initiative known as Museums at Night with a screening of the film Cathead by the King’s Lynn Youth Forum on Friday 13th May.  The young people involved in making the film participated in a discussion after the film was shown about how the film was made.


            The reception case at Lynn Museum was redisplayed regularly by Museum Trainee, Morgan Bell.   A request had been made to the British Museum to display two of the Anglo-Saxon Pentney brooches in January and February 2017.


            The Chairman commented that the museum played an important part of the town and this was demonstrated at the Roaring Twenties event held on Sunday.


(ii)       Other Museum Developments


            The Lynn Museum continued to develop its  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.


Date of Next Meeting

To note the date of the next meeting is 9 November 2015, 2.15 pm, Committee Suite, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn.


The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Monday 26 September 2016 at 2.15 pm in the Committee Suite, King’s Court, King’s Lynn.