The Joint Committee considered a report on the
Tickenhill Trust Review.
Trust was set up in 1958 by Worcestershire collectors Alice and
Joseph Parker of Tickenhill
Manor. They had acquired a sizable and
significant collection of social, rural and industrial history and
wished it be preserved for the benefit of the people in
The collection in trust was accepted by
Worcestershire County Council and established in the new County
Museum in the North Wing at Hartlebury
Castle in 1964. The Council became sole
trustees in 1970.
At the Joint Museums Committee in November
2016, the positon of the Tickenhill
Trust was discussed and funding set aside from museum reserves to
seek external advice on the opportunities and responsibilities
presented by the Tickenhill Trust.
The Museums Manager informed the Joint
Committee that Egeria Heritage Consultancy was appointed to
research the Tickenhill Trust and
Members were provided with a summary presentation of Egeria’s
research for which background was provided.
In 2018 Museums Worcestershire’s
collections team had worked to resolve the first issue identified
by Egeria, which was to identify and delimit the
collection within the County Museums
spaces. This work is now complete and
appendix 1 attached to the report outlined the work undertaken on
the Tickenhill Trust in 2018.
The preferred option was set out in
paragraph’s 3.1-3.3 of the report.
The Museums Manager responded to questions
from the Joint Committee Members.
RESOLVED: That the
1. note the
research made by Egeria Heritage Consultancy into the Tickenhill Trust; and
2. approve the
appointment of a project consultant to work with the finance and
legal teams at Worcestershire County Council to undertake the
recommended actions for charitable compliance.