Attendants compulsory Salaries and training for seven full-time and four part-time staff, pounds 141,000.
Making an exhibition Most museum buildings are leased from the local authority, but as the infrastructure gets older, repair bills get higher, pounds 15,000. The local authority usually pays building insurance, but you'll need insurance for staff, visitors and contents, pounds 4,000. Gas, electricity, water rates, Council Tax bills, pounds 20,000.
Restoration dramas Local museums tend to go for DIY conservation. Specialist restorers are employed only when absolutely necessary, pounds 400.
Collector's (other) items Printing, stationery and postage, pounds 15,000. Accountant and legal fees, pounds 6,000. Telephone, fax, Internet, pounds 5,000. Running bank account, pounds 2,000. Waste disposal, pounds 1,000. Subscriptions to relevant publications (Porcelain Thimbles Monthly, etc), pounds 300.
Forthcoming attractions Advertising and promotion, and attendance at trade shows, pounds 25,000. Tea and sandwiches for the local dignitaries to secure next year's grant, pounds 300.
Old curiosities shop Shop stock: postcards, arty bookmarks and tenuously museum-connected fluffy toys for all those school parties, pounds 20,000.
Total pounds 255,000Reuse content