Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee

Committee description

Secretary: Mr Mike Edge, Extension 55525

Terms of Reference

a)    To develop and promote a unified strategy for the preservation and making best use of all aspects of the University’s heritage collections and cultural activities, and in particular to promote and facilitate the use of these:

•    to the benefit of the University’s teaching and research activities;
•    to the benefit of the University’s engagement with the Liverpool City Region and its cultural life.

b)    To monitor performance against this strategy.

c)    To oversee the University’s relationship with major cultural organisations in the Liverpool City Region and further afield.

d)    To approve policies relating to the University’s collections including the requirements of accreditation or future similar schemes.

e)    To approve proposals for new public exhibitions in the Victoria Gallery & Museum, referring matters to the University’s Formal Senior Leadership Team where required.

Reporting Relationship

The Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee reports to the Formal Senior Leadership Team.

The Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee will receive reports from the following stakeholder groups:

•    The Garstang Museum
•    The Institute for Popular Music.

Frequency of Meetings

The Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee usually meets on four occasions during the academic year.


The quorum for meetings of the Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee shall be four members.

Members or key people

Ex officio members:

Chair Professor D Birch
The Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact (HSS) Professor G Endfield
The Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (HLS) Professor C Youngson
Heritage Research Theme Lead Professor L Foxhall
The Deputy Director Libraries, Museums and Galleries Mr A Flett
The Director of Research, Partnerships and Innovation or nominee Ms K Spicer (nominee)
The Head of Special Collections and Archives Ms J Higham
The Head of Museums & Galleries Mrs N Euston
The Director of External Relations or his/her nominee Mr T Seamans
The Managing Director of the Liverpool University Press  Mr A Cond
A Student Representative Officer (nominated annually
by the Guild of Students, from the elected Student Officers)
Miss F Thomas

Appointed members: **

A representative from the Faculty of Humanities and   
Social Sciences
A representative from the Faculty of Science and Engineering Vacant
A representative from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Professor G Kemp
A representative of the Liverpool Guild of Students Ms R Dalton
A representative of National Museums Liverpool Mrs A Fahy
A representative of the Institute of Cultural Capital Dr B Garcia
A representative of Liverpool City Council Ms L Woodbridge
A representative from the Institute of Popular Music Dr M Leonard

Other members may be co-opted or invited to attend for specific meetings at the discretion of the Committee.  This may include representatives from regional partners.

** Members in this category shall be appointed for maximum three years, and be eligible for re-appointment when vacancies are advertised.

Meeting dates

  • 22 September 2020, 10.00 am
  • 7 December 2020, 10.00 am
  • 23 March 2021, 2.00 pm
  • 14 June 2021, 10.00 am

A full schedule of Committee meeting dates can be viewed here.