In 2018, UCL Culture announced a consultation for a proposed re-structure. It’s controversial for many reasons. The site presents relevant documents (which the unit choose to not circulate to its stakeholders. It also argues in favour of rejecting this proposal.
Round 1: first proposal and initial call to action. Feb 2018. This was presented to staff in the unit on 13 February 2018. The consultation period lasts 30 days, until 13 March 2018. More than 270 stakeholders submitted letters in the consultation recommending rejection of this proposal.
Round 2: decisions after the consultation. Mar 2018. In sum: no decision, stakeholders told to wait.
My position: This proposal must be rejected. I’m an academic at UCL. I don’t think this is a minor managerial restructure. I believe this is a significant reorientation of mission. And I think it goes in the wrong direction.
What can you do?
The original consultation period has ended. You may like to comment further.
Professor Joe Cain created this site. I’m an academic at UCL. I am not an employee of UCL Culture. I have 20+ years experience working with UCL museums and collections. I have collaborated with UCL Culture staff and advised various groups. They gave me an award in 2013! I oppose this proposal to restructure. I think it’s a car crash, and I am embarrassed it is so poor. I tweet @profjoecain.