East Midlands 5th Annual Data Survey is open!
Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who filled out the survey last year. We know it takes time and we really want to express how much we appreciate everyone who has engaged over the last 4 years. We had a great response in 2018 and we would really like to make sure that the East Midlands continues to have a big presence and to aim for one of the highest return rates!
This year will be the fifth year of carrying out the Annual Data Survey of Museums. 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 2018 – 31 March 2019. Last year just under 60% of all Accredited museums in England responded to the survey.
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
How to complete the survey:
You can complete the survey online here:
You can see a preview of the questions here:
East Midlands Annual Survey of Museums 2018-19
Questions about the survey
The survey is being carried out by the South West Museum Development team on behalf of East Midlands Museum Development.
If you have any questions about completing the survey you can contact email@example.com
If you are a multi-site, or a museum that hosts another Accredited collection within your museum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a bespoke survey form.
If you are unable to complete it all in one go then you can save and return to your answers at any time. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 2nd December 2019 and we look forward to sharing the results with you later on this year.