AIM has just launched a sector wide survey which is the first part of vital research into the impact of charging for admissions on museums and heritage sites. Organisations across the UK are invited to take part now, to ensure that this ground-breaking research reflects the whole sector. The findings, case studies and resulting guidance will be announced at AIM’s national conference in June and published in the summer.
The research programme, led by DC Research and commissioned in partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) and the Museums Archives and Libraries Division (MALD), involves assessing the role of charging, or not charging, for visitor admissions and comes at an extremely opportune time for many museums that are currently considering their future charging policy in light of reductions in other forms of funding.
All UK museums, heritage sites and galleries are encouraged to complete the survey which closes on 11 April 2016. The survey is available in English and Welsh. Please contribute to this survey as the results will help to generate responses from across the whole heritage sector.