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Museum impact assessment: A practical guide

This guide, produced by South West Museums Libraries and Archives Council, aims to help curators, Museum Development Officers and local authority community officers, assess the impact of – and make a case for – the role and contribution of smaller museums. This guide will also be useful for other museums and heritage attractions, libraries and archives in compiling evidence for community plans, performance assessment and supporting grant applications.

The guide aims to provide tools, methodologies, and a robust and persuasive evidence base, to construct and sustain a case for the role of museums in a variety of contexts. These include:

  • Their economic impact and significance
  • Their social impact and significance
  • Their cultural impact and significance
  • Local plans and policies including cultural and community strategies

Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a PDF.

Date created: 2004

Author: Colin Mercer

Publisher: South West Museums Libraries and Archives Council