At SHARE Museums East we run a comprehensive programme of development opportunities for museums of all sizes and types. We support museums to develop their skills across a range of topics including collections management, audience development, leadership, learning, and economic sustainability. You will also find that many of our development opportunities will help you achieve the standards required by the Arts Council’s Museums Accreditation Scheme.
SHARE Museums East’s annual Benchmarking data survey launches today. Now in its 16th year, Benchmarking is aimed at Accredited museums and those Working Towards Accreditation. You can complete it online at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EastofEngland1718.
Why should I complete it?
Your survey returns are hugely important, not only to support us in our advocacy for museums in the region but also so we get a clear picture of your activities and can support you better. The information helps us – and you – to demonstrate the importance and the social and economic impact of museums to funders and stakeholders both locally and regionally, helping to sustain investment in our sector.
In tough economic times every little helps, and your statistics can help enormously! From the 2016-17 survey we know that:
How to complete the survey
The survey is short and easy to complete by a volunteer or member of staff with a good overview of their museum’s work. You can save and return to your answers at any time. Questions cover visitor numbers and engagement; museum finances; volunteers and staff; and educational work as well as challenges and opportunities for the future. The data that you provide should be for the period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 31 August 2018.
If you are a multi-site museum service, or a museum which hosts another Accredited collection within your museum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a bespoke survey form.
If you have any questions about completing the survey then please get in touch with email@example.com.
Take a look at the About Us page to explore how we approach museum development, and browse our training calendar to find the right training opportunities for you and your museum. You will also find links to Museum Development colleagues in each of the counties of the region who provide support and advice at a local level.
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