Annual Data Survey for East Midlands Museums
It’s that time of year again, where we ask all museums who engage with MDEM or are an Accredited museum or Working Towards Accreditation to complete the Annual Museum Data Survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather evidence to help demonstrate and prove the social and economic importance of museums both locally and regionally to funders and stakeholders.
The survey asks museums and heritage organisations across the region to provide core statistical data about their visitors, educational engagement, volunteers, staff and financial operations for the period 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016.
How to complete the survey
Please complete and return the survey by 31 August 2016.
Alternatively you can fill in and return a paper copy MDEM Annual Museum Survey 15-16
If you are an organisation that runs multiple museum sites you can either complete a survey for each site or complete one survey representing all museum sites that your organisation is responsible for.
If you have any questions about completing the survey you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s in it for museums?
Advocacy – evidence to make the case for your social and economic value in order to sustain investment
Performance benchmarking – consistent data to compare your museum’s operational context
Informing strategy – knowing your operational context will support your business planning
Fundraising – the data can be used as evidence to support funding applications or to express your value with the public
Support – the survey helps MDEM to provide a more tailored service to you, including grants, training and advice
Last year we asked you to provide us with data for 2013/14. We are currently in the process of sending all museums a copy of the findings from this survey. In the mean time you can see the full summary report and county specific reports here.
The Museum Development Annual Data Survey was launched in the South West in 2010 and was established in order to build an evidence base for advocating the social and economic value of the museum sector and to provide a baseline of evidence to engage stakeholders including Local Authorities and funders. The Annual Data Survey is now carried out by Museum Development providers in the South West, South East, East Midlands, East of England and Wales. Over 850 Accredited museums will be asked to participate in the survey this year.
We’d like to thank you for all of your help and support in completing the survey, and look forward to working with you over 2016/17.