Decision details

Leeds Museums & Galleries Strategy 2022-27

Reference: D55090

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To request approval for the adoption of the strategy by the Museums and Galleries service.


The Director of City Development submitted a report presenting for the Board’s consideration and approval the proposed new Leeds Museums and Galleries Strategy entitled, ‘Deepening Connections, Widening Impact’, for the period 2022-2027.


In presenting the report, the Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education highlighted that the proposed strategy was made up of six key outcomes, with six objectives per outcome. In addition, the Executive Member provided an overview of the key aspects of the Leeds museums and galleries estate, which was spread across nine venues.


Members welcomed the proposals detailed within the submitted report.


RESOLVED – That the new Leeds Museums and Galleries Strategy, as detailed at appendix 1 to the submitted report, be approved, and that responsibility for the implementation of the strategy be delegated to the Head of Service, Leeds Museums and Galleries via the Director of City Development, from March 2022.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Six working groups made up of Leeds Museums & Galleries staff and other colleagues from across the Council were set up to develop each of the outcomes. Drafts were sent to staff and then key stakeholders for comment.


Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education


All Leeds Museums & Galleries staff, three community groups, education partners, Arts Council England, Culture 24, Leeds Art Fund, Henry Moore Foundation, LCC Parks & Countryside, and Culture & Economy

Contact: David Hopes, Head of Museums and Galleries 0113 378 4047 Email:

Report author: David Hopes

Publication date: 22/03/2022

Date of decision: 16/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2022 - Executive Board

Effective from: 26/03/2022

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