SOAS University of London

SOAS Standing Order: Annex VIII: SOAS Collections & Galleries Advisory Panel

Annex VIII SOAS Collections & Galleries Advisory Panel

The SOAS Collections & Galleries Advisory Panel is a sub-panel of Research & Enterprise Committee

Members

The membership of the SOAS Collections & Galleries Advisory Panel will comprise:

  • Chair: 
    • Director
  • Ex-officio Members:
    • Director Library & Learning Services
    • Director External Engagement & Public Affairs
    • Head of the School of Arts
    • Head of Galleries & Exhibitions
    • Events Manager
  • Other Members:
    • One Pro Director
    • Two members of academic staff
    • Two external Lay Members
  • Secretary:
    • Gallery Assistant, Administrative
Remit

The remit of the Panel is to prioritise suitable projects for the programme of temporary exhibitions for visiting collections of African and Asian art and artefacts, which will complement the degree programmes of the School of Arts and other Departments of the School. The Panel will have the following terms of reference:

  1. To consider and prioritise exhibition proposals reviewed by and brought forward from the SOAS Collections & Galleries Management Group for exhibitions with associated events and conferences;
  2. To ensure that proposed exhibitions are suitable for the Brunei Gallery facilities and acceptable to the School;
  3. To ensure that proposals meet the guidelines set out in the Schools Terms of Use Agreement for external use of the Galleries;
  4. To oversee consistency of the Gallery's programming with the School's research, teaching and learning, student and public engagement priorities;
  5. To seek advice from the Library on suitability and condition of material requested to be displayed, drawn from the Archives & Special Collections;
  6. To ensure that exhibition proposals have adequate financial arrangements in place to proceed;
  7. To make regular reports to Research & Enterprise Committee with at least one report being made in each session;
  8. To act as the Governing Body for the stewardship of the School's Collections in line with the School's approved Statement of Purpose for the SOAS Collections;
  9. To consider and approve donations and disposal of art and artefacts in line with the School's approved Collections Development Policy and procedures;
  10. To consider and approve Collections Management and Development policies and procedures;
  11. To oversee and review arrangements for the use and display of the School's own Collections and those held on behalf of the Percival David Foundation;
  12. To oversee and review arranagements for the School's own Collections displayed in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery;
  13. To consider and approve object rotation and exhibition proposals as brought forward from the SOAS Collections & Galleries Management Group;
  14. To oversee and review arrangements for the use and display of the Schools own Collections and those held on behalf of the Percival David Trust in the Lady David Gallery, Gordon Square.
Meetings

There will normally be three ordinary meeting of the Panel each session.