Museum board to meet more often

The Otago Settlers Museum board is likely to switch back to more frequent meetings after hearing that recent quarterly gatherings had meant less involvement for a key stakeholder group.

The board had previously met about every six weeks but late last year recommended a switch to less frequent meetings, perhaps quarterly.

This was partly because of an apparently reduced work load during that phase of the museum's $39 million redevelopment.

But, at a meeting this week, board members heard the workload had increased and museum organisers wanted to consult the board more regularly about a series of matters before the redevelopment was completed late this year.

The board recommended a return to six-weekly meetings this year.

Chairwoman Dr Dorothy Page, who could not attend the board's previous meeting in February, noted it had been a long time since the previous meeting last November.

Dr Page, who is the immediate past president of the Otago Settlers Association, indicated it was harder for association representatives on the board to maintain all the usual close links if meetings became too infrequent.



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