||As arm’s length bodies, DCMS-sponsored museums determine their own operational matters,
including the decision to charge fees for re-use of images of items in their collections
- this is an operational policy matter that therefore sits with the institutions themselves.
As such it is not appropriate for Government to intervene in these matters and therefore
no assessment has been made, or guidance provided, on image re-use. We are currently
in the process of revising performance indicators for all fifteen of the DCMS sponsored
museums. We are reviewing a broad range of museum activity and government policy in
order to inform our decision around which performance indicators will be selected
for inclusion in the museum management agreements from 2020. We are not in a position,
at this stage, to comment on specific performance indicators as the project is ongoing.
The National Archives has published guidance for public sector bodies on complying
with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, including the attached
guidance specifically for the culture sector, which can also be found here: <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/psi-implementation-guidance-cultural-sector.pdf"
It is each Accounting Officer's responsibility to ensure that their organisation is
compliant with the terms and principles of Managing Public Money. DCMS has a governance
framework in place and regularly engages with its arm’s length bodies regarding compliance