Part 1 – QMM’s 2020 Year
2020 has been a year like no other: one we will never forget!
A global pandemic, a lockdown in March, our ‘vulnerable staff’ (volunteers) not able to fill their usual roles, the closure of our doors for 6 months, and a re-opening that didn’t bring the required revenue (due to increased operational expenses), is not what was expected at the start of this year. No doubt this guarantees that 2020 will be a year that is talked about for decades to come.
Part 2 – 2020 at a Glance
A Year of Challenges and Highlights
EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS and the IMPACT of COVID-19
FYE2020 was a year of record partnerships for QMM. Without many of these partners, events that were delivered to our audiences simply could not have taken place. Where possible, QMM pivoted its activities and took many events into the digital world to continue to connect with our audiences. Despite this, many events including the Australian Maritime Museum Council (AMMC)’s national conference and Jessica Watson’s visit, had to be cancelled or postponed.
The tables below are from an excerpt of the draft FYE2020 Annual Report that can also be found here here (draft FYE2020 Annual Report).
Part 3 – QMM’s Current Position
QMM TODAY and MOVING FORWARD
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Currently, with no guaranteed funding or investment opportunities (despite much work on these to date), QMM is facing an unknown future. The first few weeks in 2021 will be key to financial sustainability and meetings are already pencilled in with various current and potential stakeholders. All this, whilst ST Forceful is readied for its move to the slipway.
As announced at our last Information Session, QMM’s AGM is scheduled for the end of February.