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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum is responsible for the whole of the Science Museum Group (SMG).

The Trustees, who may number between 12 and 20, are appointed by and responsible to the Prime Minister through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The Director of the Science Museum Group, as Chief Executive Officer, is responsible to the Board of Trustees; and, as Accounting Officer, is accountable to DCMS.

Within the framework of their statutory duties as stated under the National Heritage Act 1983, the role of the Trustees is to establish group policy, review performance and endorse appointments to key management positions.

Their primary activity is to assist the SMG Chair in meeting the board’s overall responsibilities, in accordance with the policies of the Secretary of State, and in compliance with charity law. The Board of Trustees also offers guidance and expertise on setting and implementing the strategy for the Group.

The Chair of the Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meetings

Download minutes from Board of Trustees meetings