Category: Surveys

Immersive Technologies and Museums Survey

From Royal Holloway, University of London:

This research is being carried out by Hannah Platts, Polly Dalton and David Howard at Royal Holloway, University of London. The results will help us to understand people’s attitudes to the use of immersive technology in heritage sites and museums. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the research, please email: hannah.platts@rhul.ac.uk

If you decide to take part, you will be asked to complete around ten online survey questions. The survey should take no more than ten minutes to complete. At the end, as a thank you for your time, you will be able to enter a prize draw for the chance to win one of twenty £25 Amazon vouchers.
Your data will be anonymous and entered into an electronic database, which will be accessible to the team who are working on this project. This anonymised data may later be used by other researchers and/or deposited without identifying information in data sharing archives.
You are free to leave out any questions you prefer not to answer, without giving a reason. However, once you have entered your responses they will become anonymous, so we will not be able to remove them from the database at a later time.
Please feel free to ask any questions using the email address above before you agree to participate. This study is run under the jurisdiction of the Research Ethics Committee at Royal Holloway, University of London.

For more information and details on how to complete the survey click here.

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The North West Region of the Archives and Records Association Training Needs Survey

The North West Region of the Archives and Records Association is planning its training activities for 2018-2021. In order to tailor training to people’s needs as closely as possible they have designed a survey to find out just what these needs are. 

They invite anyone working with archives or records in any capacity to complete this survey. If you feel you would benefit from adding to your existing skills they would like to hear from you.

It doesn’t matter whether you have qualifications or not, or whether you are paid or unpaid as long as you work in archives, records management or conservation in the North West. 

The survey, which will remain open until Tuesday 31st July 2018 should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. 

Your response will be completely anonymous and the data generated only used for the purposes of planning future training.

To complete the survey click here.

If you have any questions or problems in completing the survey please contact Caroline Williams caroline@cmwilliams.org.uk

Contemporary Collecting and Disposal Survey

From the University of York:

The Profusion theme has launched the Contemporary Collecting and Disposal Survey, which will remain open throughout July 2018.

The survey covers the whole of the UK and we would like to invite everyone involved in collections development decisions relating to objects from the recent past to participate. We are especially interested in hearing from social history curators. The survey does ask questions about your museum and its policies, but we are primarily interested in what you think about contemporary collecting and disposal – so we welcome multiple responses from the same museum.

We would love to know how you think museums should go about deciding what to keep for the future, in light of the profusion of things that could be kept. The survey is the first stage of a three-stage process that includes a knowledge exchange event to be held in York in September and a report that will be available free of charge digitally and in print later this year.

The survey is likely to take you 30 minutes to complete and we hope that together we can share and challenge views on contemporary collecting and disposal in museums. It is designed using Qualtrics, which uses cookies that allow you to begin filling in the survey and return later using the same computer and browser. You can access the survey by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Harald at harald.fredheim@york.ac.uk

The Historic England Commissioned Study of the Sustainability of Archaeological Archives in Museum Stores

Historic England have launched a project delivered by Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, looking at the sustainability of archaeological archives in museum storage.  If you are responsible for archaeological collections and charge for the transfer of archaeological archives then please participate.

The aim of this project overall is to provide a comprehensive survey of the charges required by museums for the transfer of archaeological archives.  They also want to explore how museums decide what to charge and how the fees are used by organisations.

If you are happy to participate further in this project then you may be asked additional questions in a format suitable to you.
As this issue effects a wide range of collecting organisations we welcome as much participation as possible to get a full range of perspectives.

To complete the survey please click here.

Survey of Museum Charges for Archaeological Archive Deposition

Historic England have launched a project delivered by Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, looking at the sustainability of archaeological archives in museum storage.  If you are responsible for archaeological collections and charge for the transfer of archaeological archives then please participate.

The aim of this project overall is to provide a comprehensive survey of the charges required by museums for the transfer of archaeological archives.  They also want to explore how museums decide what to charge and how the fees are used by organisations.

If you are happy to participate further in this project then you may be asked additional questions in a format suitable to you.
As this issue effects a wide range of collecting organisations we welcome as much participation as possible to get a full range of perspectives.

To complete the survey click here.

Cultural Cities Enquiry

From Core Cities:

Culture is about people and the places they inhabit

It brings us together and it defines communities, providing an identity and a voice. In our increasingly urbanised world, cities have a unique and undeniable role to play in supporting culture. Cities serve large diverse populations, are vital creative hubs for wider areas, and provide opportunities for the next generation of artists and creatives.

The contribution of culture to cities is evident throughout the UK. Culture makes cities more prosperous: it has helped to catalyse urban renewal in cities and anchor regeneration. It strengthens city economies through tourism, the night-time economy and creative industries – and in attracting talented people to live, work and study.

This UK-wide enquiry brings together cities, UK Arts Councils and leaders from the cultural, education, design, development, hospitality and technology sectors. We will consider how to ensure that culture continues to improve and enrich the lives of cities and citizens in more and deeper ways.

Many studies have looked at why culture should be resourced, considering the impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

The enquiry will seek to advance the debate by taking a close look at how culture can be more effectively resourced across the UK, to multiply the benefits and ensure they can be shared by all in our society.

Our ambition is to provide a set of practical recommendations that will enable cities to make best use of new and existing resources for culture, to unlock maximum social and economic value for communities.

To participate in the enquiry and for more information click here.

Participatory Practices in the Museum and Gallery Sector

Do you work in a museum or gallery, in any role, anywhere in the UK? If so, ERS Ltd would like to invite you to take part in our research project. ERS Ltd, an independent research consultancy- have been commissioned by an independent UK funder to explore current practices and drivers for involving communities in the work of museums and galleries. The survey will take no more than 10-15 minutes to share your views.

The study aims to draw out key lessons about designing successful influencing strategies, which should be of benefit to the wider sector when findings are published later in 2018. You don’t need to be an “expert” in participation to take part, and we very much look forward to hearing what you have to say!

Kids in Museums Survey

Kids in Museums supports museums, galleries and heritage sites to welcome and involve families, children and young people, particularly those that do not visit. It aims to enable all visitors to feel a sense of belonging through actively participating in the rich, diverse experiences and opportunities the museum, gallery and heritage sector has to offer.

Kids in Museums has recently become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Sector Support Organisation. Following this and due to a successful HLF Resilient Heritage grant, the organisation is exploring ways to build its training and consultancy services. We want your views to help Kids in Museums shape its future support for the sector.

Kids in Museums has contracted consultants Caroline Marcus Associates to gather, interpret and present feedback and to give an independent review. Your feedback is a vital part of this process and we would encourage you to be open and as full as possible with your answers. The information gathered will help shape the training and consultancy offer Kids in Museums develops, to ensure it supports you and your organisation to put children, families and young people at the heart of what you do.

Please fill in this survey to enter into a prize draw and receive a summary of the results. You can win two tickets to an exhibition of your choice*. Just tick the boxes at the end of the survey.

This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

*subject to availability

A Stronger GEM a Stronger Sector Survey

GEM is thinking hard about its future.  Our ACE-funded Learning and Sharing Centre project is in full swing, delivering a variety of new training courses and CPD, and our website is being redeveloped with a wealth of new and improved features.

This survey forms part of an independent review of our CPD provision prepared by the project’s business training consultants. We’ve tried to keep it short and easy to complete.  Most of the questions simply require you to tick a box.  There are also some questions that will help us gather evidence about the impact you have as a museum or heritage educator. 

To complete the survey, please click here.

Your feedback will help us plan our support, fundraising and advocacy for learning through museums and other heritage organisations.

Making, Using and Enjoying: The Museum of the Intangible Survey

Since January 2017 the Museum of English Rural Life (the MERL) at the University of Reading has been running a project called Making, Using and Enjoying: The Museum of the Intangible. This project explores the potential of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and creative and digital practice to improve research and understanding of our collections and to extend engagement.

As part of the project they are developing a ‘toolkit’ to help museums and heritage organisations use the combination of intangible cultural heritage ideas and visual arts and other creative practices to engage and enrich the lives of new audiences. To help them develop this toolkit, we would like your input and request that museums complete this survey.

Thank you in advance for your help.