Canterbury Museum is a registered Charitable Trust, the governance of which is vested in the Canterbury Museum Trust Board as set out in the Canterbury Museum Trust Board Act 1993.
Canterbury Museum relies upon the vision and business expertise of its board, which consists of:
- four members appointed by the Christchurch City Council
- one member appointed jointly by Hurunui and Waimakariri District Councils
- one member appointed by Selwyn District Council
- one member appointed by the University of Canterbury
- one member appointed by the Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand
- one member appointed by Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
- one member appointed by the Association of Friends of Canterbury Museum
- one member appointed by the Canterbury Pilgrims’ and Early Settlers’ Association
The Board’s role is to act in the best interests of Canterbury Museum in order to ensure its long term sustainability and achieves this through a close working relationship with the Director, who is charged with the day-to-day leadership and management of the Museum. The Board meets monthly, except for January, each year.
The Board maintains an up-to-date register of interests.