Payments over £500
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) believes it is important to be open about how we spend money. Each month we will publish a list of all financial transactions that are equal to or greater than £500 paid by us. The lists show all expenditure made by TWAM to suppliers and agencies in the financial year beginning 1 April 2010.
This will include:
- all items purchased
- payments made to suppliers
- other spend we incur in carrying out our business
We aim to be as transparent as possible, but in some cases we may need to withhold information that could be seen as commercially sensitive or where the payment relates to an individual.
The list will not include:
- payments made to staff
- personal information, such as the names of individuals
We will regularly review the way we classify information to make sure that the process is as accurate as possible.
Use the links below to view the data in Microsoft Excel and portable document format (pdf).
Senior Salary Information
Salary information as at 31 October 2012
The total remuneration shown within the pay band is inclusive of pay, national insurance and pension contributions.
£56,365 to £69,720
Scale of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM):
TWAM Headcount as at 31 October 2012: 255
The total gross Expenditure for 2011/12: £13,864,271
This is taken from the TWAM Treasurer’s Report and Accounts 2011/12
TWAM is a joint service of the five local authorities in Tyne and Wear: Newcastle (which acts as lead authority and legal body), Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, and Gateshead.
TWAM manages 12 museums, galleries and heritage sites; two of which are recognised as world heritage sites and archives on behalf of these five local authorities.
TWAM hold collections of international importance in archives, art, science and technology, archaeology, military and social history, fashion and natural sciences.
A sixth partner is Newcastle University, with whom TWAM have worked to create the Great North Museum, along with the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (SANT) and the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN).
TWAM receives annual grant-in-aid support from the Arts Council England (ACE) in recognition of its commitment to the successful delivery of services to new and diverse audiences.
Other funding partners include the Ministry of Defence, which funds a post to curate the collections of the 15th / 19th the Kings Royal Hussars and the Northumberland Hussars – now the A Soldier’s Life gallery in Discovery Museum. Discovery Museum also hosts the John George Joicey Museum in the form of the Newcastle Story gallery by arrangement with the Trustees of the John George Joicey Bequest. TWAM has secured £5m over 3 years from the Major Partner Museum funding through the Arts Council England (ACE) to support activity across TWAM ensuring excellance, developing audiences, building sustainability, supporting leadership and engaging children and young people.
Number of museums and galleries: 12
Number of archives: 1
Number of users in 2011/12: 3,051,116