April 9, 2014

UMG elections, AGM and conference 2014

The University Museums Group AGM is taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 12 June, as part of the UMG’s 2014 conference: Digital Dimensions – 12-13 June, Theatre Collection, University of Bristol.  
We are very pleased to have a great programme lined up for the conference, which is part of Universities UK University Week 2014.   Last year’s 25th anniversary Conference and AGM in Oxford was a huge success and very well attended.  Demand this year is expected to be high and spaces are very limited.  Online booking for Digital Dimensions is open, so do book now to avoid disappointment.  You can find details and a link to online booking, by clicking on Events.

At the AGM, three committee members will be standing down or coming up for re-election, and we will be electing UMG members to fill these vacancies.  We are seeking committee members with a range of experience and skills (such as event organisation, use of social media, PR and advocacy), who are prepared to play an active role in supporting the UMG’s work.
If you would like to be considered – or to nominate another member – for one of these vacancies, you are invited to put forward your nomination to Kate Carreno Secretary of the University Museums Group Committee.
Each nomination must include, in a single word document sent as an email attachment:

  • the name of the person being nominated and the member organisation they represent
  • the name of their proposer and his/her member organisation
  • the name of a seconder and his/her member organisation
  • a 300 word statement by the nominee, telling us about their experience and skills and what they will bring to the UMG Committee.

The above information will be circulated to UMG members with the AGM papers.

In the event of there being more nominees than vacancies, an election will be held by ballot at the AGM.  Member organisations who are unable to send a representative to the AGM will be able to nominate a representative of another member organisation or a committee member to vote on their behalf.

This is also to let you know that this year’s AGM will consider updates to subscription levels and the UMG constitution, which have been unchanged since 2009.  Full details will be in the AGM papers.
Nominations for Committee membership should be emailed to Kate Carreno at kc376@cam.ac.uk by 12 noon on Tuesday 29 April.