Items exhibited in local museums and galleries may be provided by private individuals either on loan (usually for the duration of an exhibition), as a donation or as a bequest upon the death of the owner. The local authority makes arrangements to receive the items, ensure their safety while on display and (where on loan) their return to the owner.
Sale of prints, pictures, books etc. in galleries and arts centres run by the local authority.
Information about collections on display in local museums. Collections may be of local or national interest and may be permanently on display within local museums or available for a limited period of time.
Information about any events or exhibitions organised at museums with the local authority area.
Information and advice on museums and galleries in the local area. The galleries and museums may be owned and operated by the local authority or by other public bodies. The council may also choose to provide information on privately run museums and galleries in the local area.