Dear The National Museums and Galleries of Wales,
There are no records on your Website of the Board of Trustees or Strategic Board having met since 13 March 2014. It is impossible therefore to determine therefore whether obligations to exibit and maintain the Turner Gallery under the requirements demanded by Probate Law and the Pyke Thomson bequest to the People of Penarth are being fulfilled. Please provide therefore archive copies of all minutes in your archive ( since taking ownership from the former Penarth UDC) of the Board of Trustees and Strategic Board Meetings highlighting Turner Gallery Matters by reference to the index numbers.

Examination of the minutes available on the website has revealed no reference to the Turner Gallery whatsoever. In view of this lack of evidence of discussion please further provide the following information as the Museum is required to do under Section 3(2)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act. I require the Museum to produce copies of all e mails together with written postal correspondence and meeting discussion notes between the Director General , all Directors and all Trustees on the subject of the Turner Gallery in respect of Exibitions, Conservation Area Planning Applications and all Policy Documents regarding the Gallery's Future Development since taking ownership from the former Penarth UDC .

Yours faithfully,
Philip Rapier

Dear The National Museums and Galleries of Wales,
For clarification purposes please note that all e mails produced should include those forwarded on the National Museum of Wales e mail addresses and those on private accounts such as hotmail google mail btconnect etc

Yours faithfully,

Philip Rapier

FOI Requests, The National Museums and Galleries of Wales

Dear Mr Rapier

 

FOI Reference: 15-003a

 

Thank you for your two emails of 15 August 2015, of which the one below is
the first. As before, I am responsible for managing your request which is
being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In some
circumstances a fee may be payable and if this is the case I will let you
know the likely charges before proceeding. Otherwise we will provide you
with a response within 20 working days. 

 

Kind regards.

 

Elaine

 

 

 

Elaine J Cabuts

Ysgrifennydd yr Amgueddfa / Museum Secretary

Polisi a Chynllunio Corfforaethol / Corporate Planning & Policy

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Parc Cathays / Cathays Park

Caerdydd / Cardiff

CF10 3NP

Telephone +44(0)29 2057 3204

Fax +44(0)29 2057 3321

[1]www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk / [2]www.museumwales.ac.uk

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Dear Mr Rapier

 

FOI Reference: 15-003a

 

Please find attached a letter with our initial response to your request.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards.

 

Elaine

 

 

Elaine J Cabuts
Ysgrifennydd yr Amgueddfa / Museum Secretary
Polisi a Chynllunio Corfforaethol / Corporate Planning & Policy
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Parc Cathays / Cathays Park
Caerdydd / Cardiff
CF10 3NP
Telephone +44(0)29 2057 3204
Fax +44(0)29 2057 3321
[1]www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk / [2]www.museumwales.ac.uk
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Dear Elaine,
Thank you for your response and the opportunity to clarify my FOI request. The request was made on the assumption that the National Museum of Wales as a Public Heritage Authority would have an electronic archive retrieval system i.e. an internal search engine allowing instant access to the Turner Gallery's administrative history on entering that search term. May I conclude from your e mail that this is unfortunately not the case?
I will clarify the information I require in the light of the conclusion I have reached from the information in your letter as follows.:-
I have examined all the Trustees Minutes available on the National Museum Website - as you know these are 2007 to 2014. There are no published minutes for 2015. I have been unable to find any reference whatsoever to the Turner Gallery. I must conclude from this that any references to the Turner Gallery are contained in the Director General's Report, The Deputy Director General's Report to the Board of Trustees and also the Report of the DG and DDG to the various Strategic Sub Committees. My request is now amended to asking the National Museum of Wales to please provide copies of all of the Director Generals Reports and Deputy Director Generals Reports to the Board of Trustees and it's Strategic Development and Research Sub Committees that are electronically available in your retrieval system since 2007 up to and including August 2015. When this information has been made available I will be able to clarify the specific emails and discussion notes required to be produced. Please let me know if you require any further clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Rapier

Elaine Cabuts, The National Museums and Galleries of Wales

Dear Mr Rapier

Ref: 15-003a

This is to confirm receipt on Sunday 23 August of your revised request.

We will be back in touch in due course.

With best wishes.

Elaine

Elaine J Cabuts
Ysgrifennydd yr Amgueddfa / Museum Secretary
Polisi a Chynllunio Corfforaethol / Corporate Planning & Policy
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Parc Cathays / Cathays Park
Caerdydd / Cardiff
CF10 3NP
Telephone +44(0)29 2057 3204
Fax +44(0)29 2057 3321
www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk<http://www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk> / www.museumwales.ac.uk<http://www.museumwales.ac.uk>
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From: Philip Rapier <[FOI #286001 email]>
Sent: 23 August 2015 20:31
To: FOI Requests
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Turner Gallery

Dear Elaine,
Thank you for your response and the opportunity to clarify my FOI request. The request was made on the assumption that the National Museum of Wales as a Public Heritage Authority would have an electronic archive retrieval system i.e. an internal search engine allowing instant access to the Turner Gallery's administrative history on entering that search term. May I conclude from your e mail that this is unfortunately not the case?
I will clarify the information I require in the light of the conclusion I have reached from the information in your letter as follows.:-
I have examined all the Trustees Minutes available on the National Museum Website - as you know these are 2007 to 2014. There are no published minutes for 2015. I have been unable to find any reference whatsoever to the Turner Gallery. I must conclude from this that any references to the Turner Gallery are contained in the Director General's Report, The Deputy Director General's Report to the Board of Trustees and also the Report of the DG and DDG to the various Strategic Sub Committees. My request is now amended to asking the National Museum of Wales to please provide copies of all of the Director Generals Reports and Deputy Director Generals Reports to the Board of Trustees and it's Strategic Development and Research Sub Committees that are electronically available in your retrieval system since 2007 up to and including August 2015. When this information has been made available I will be able to clarify the specific emails and discussion notes required to be produced. Please let me know if you require any further clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Rapier

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Dear Mr Rapier

 

FOI Reference: 15-003a

 

Please find attached our response to your FOI request, and the 34 reports
mentioned therein.

 

With best wishes.

 

Elaine

 

 

Elaine J Cabuts
Ysgrifennydd yr Amgueddfa / Museum Secretary
Polisi a Chynllunio Corfforaethol / Corporate Planning & Policy
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Parc Cathays / Cathays Park
Caerdydd / Cardiff
CF10 3NP
Telephone +44(0)29 2057 3204
Fax +44(0)29 2057 3321
[1]www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk / [2]www.museumwales.ac.uk
Please consider the environment before printing this email
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Dear Mr Rapier

 

I understand the Word document ’15-003a Response’ does not open. Attached
is the pdf version ‘Response Rapier’.

 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Best wishes.

 

Elaine

 

 

Elaine J Cabuts
Ysgrifennydd yr Amgueddfa / Museum Secretary
Polisi a Chynllunio Corfforaethol / Corporate Planning & Policy
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Parc Cathays / Cathays Park
Caerdydd / Cardiff
CF10 3NP
Telephone +44(0)29 2057 3204
Fax +44(0)29 2057 3321
[1]www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk / [2]www.museumwales.ac.uk
Please consider the environment before printing this email
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