Tagged: Surveys

Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing Survey

From The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing:

Are you running health and wellbeing provision in your organisation? In 2016, NAMHW carried out a major preliminary survey to map health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations.  It resulted in an online database http://museumsandwellbeing.org/ and the Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report available at: https://museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com.  We want to update this information and create a new report to reflect the depth, successes and challenges of this work in the sector.

For more information about the survey click here.

We would be very grateful if you would complete a new survey by Monday 9th October, which is accessible here.


Save the date!

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing third Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference will take place at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018 and Museums and Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018 so start thinking about your events! We will keep you updated about the conference and how to upload your Museums and Wellbeing Week events later in the autumn.

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Health and Wellbeing Intervention and Innovations Survey Reminder

As you may know, the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is currently undertaking a survey that will extend a preliminary mapping of health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations that was carried out in 2016.  If your organisation runs health and wellbeing provision and you would like it represented and disseminated through our extensive database and next report (to be published early in 2018), we would be very grateful if you would now complete the new survey, which is accessible via the link below.

Please note that the closing date for the survey is 9th October.

 

Have Your Say Complete the Arts Council Early Years Survey

Deadline: 8 September

The Arts Council would like to hear from as many people as possible working with young children up to the age of 6 in England.

This consultation sets out a series of options for supporting arts and creative practice in early years settings. We would really like to hear your views on what will be a significant opportunity for the early years sector.

If you’ve already responded – thank you! ACE are very grateful for your time and thoughts. If not, please complete the survey here before 8 September.

Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing survey

From The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing:

Are you running health and wellbeing provision in your organisation? In 2016, NAMHW carried out a major preliminary survey to map health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations.  It resulted in an online database http://museumsandwellbeing.org/ and the Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report available at: https://museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com.  We want to update this information and create a new report to reflect the depth, successes and challenges of this work in the sector.

For more information about the survey click here.

We would be very grateful if you would complete a new survey, which is accessible here.


Save the date!

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing third Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference will take place at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018 and Museums and Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018 so start thinking about your events! We will keep you updated about the conference and how to upload your Museums and Wellbeing Week events later in the autumn.

Survey: Sustaining Small Local Heritage Attractions

SLR is undertaking a national survey of small heritage attractions to find out how they market themselves, how they are organised, managed and owned, their sources of revenues, operating cost structure and principal funding sources for new investments. All responses will be treated as commercially confidential and results reported in aggregate terms, with no individual attraction identified. The survey results will be circulated to everyone participating in the survey. Responses should be submitted by Friday September 8th at the latest when the survey closes.  Results will be sent to all respondents by the end of September. Sustaining small local heritage attractions: A case study analysis

Survey: The Role Independent Museums Play in Contributing to the Heritage Industry of Great Britain

From John McDonagh:

I’m studying for an MSc degree in Sustainable Heritage at UCL. For my dissertation, I’m looking at the role smaller museums and galleries play in contributing to our heritage industry. I’m particularly interested in the origins of these museums, the individual collectors like the Tradescants and the Walter Potters of this world who turned their personal interest into something much greater and how they survive in the current economic climate. I would greatly appreciate it if you could find the time to complete my on-line questionnaire The Role Independent Museums Play in Contributing to the Heritage Industry of Great Britain

Museum Survey – Your Views on Museum Data

Arts Council England has commissioned DC Research to carry out a Scoping Study entitled ‘Mapping of Museum Data in England’.  The study aims to increase Arts Council England’s understanding of the current data collection practice in the museum sector.  It includes mapping existing data collection, as well as identifying issues and making recommendations for future data collection.

As part of the scoping study, a survey of museums across England is being carried out to ensure that the perspectives of individual museums and museums services form an important part of the consultation process.  This survey provides you with the opportunity to contribute your views on these issues, and help inform and influence future data collection arrangements.

The survey is available here and the deadline for submitting survey responses is Wednesday 23rd August 2017. 

ACE look forward to receiving your response and would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to contribute to this important study.

 

Evaluating the Nature Conservation Mission of UK Museums and Galleries

Miller et al. (2003) suggested that ‘collections-based institutions’, including museums, ‘exhibit wildlife and thus have a special connection with nature. Many of these institutions emphasize a mission of conservation and, undeniably, they do contribute directly to conservation education and conservation science. They present an exceptional opportunity for many urban residents to see the wonders of life, and they can contribute to education and habitat preservation.’ As many collections-based institutions held a stated mission museums of nature conservation, they proposed eight questions to evaluate actions to support that mission.

This study is intended to evaluate the nature conservation mission and actions of UK museums and galleries, through the perceptions of those who work in them. It is not restricted to museums whose collections solely or largely consist of preserved natural heritage (natural history/natural science), and responses are sought from a wide range of museums, recognising that museums may be part of a broader service, and that museums, galleries and similar institutions have great potential to connect with a nature conservation mission.

Nature conservation not object conservation
For the purposes of this study, ‘conservation’ does not mean the care or preparation of objects, but care, management, preservation, research and education/engagement relating to natural heritage (living, environmental and geological) beyond the museum. Nature conservation is ‘a value-driven discipline based on the premise that the preservation of species diversity, ecological systems, and evolutionary processes in nature is important to the maintenance of life on our planet. Conservationists seek ways to protect natural systems and heal the wounds of degraded systems. Conservation actions are ultimately unsuccessful if the amount of wild lands and wildlife continues to decline’ (see Miller et al. for references).

Data use and protection
Responses are sought to explore museum workers’ individual perceptions of the ways museums, and their museums in particular, connect with a nature conservation mission. Where relevant, responses should relate to an overall museum, not a single department, and it is perfectly fine for more than one person per museum/gallery to answer, as this is about exploring individual perceptions. There are no right or wrong answers in this study. Data will be grouped for analysis. Responses will be non-attributable to individuals in the final write-up. Museums will be grouped by museum type, with groupings determined by response rates, geography and governance type (e.g. national, regional, university, local authority). Analyses will also be based on differences in role type. By responding, participants agree that their answers can be included in analysis. Data will be kept for the purpose of this and similar projects only, and will not be shared with a third party.

To complete the survey click here

For more information please contact Henry Mcghie, Head of Collections, Manchester Museum – henry.mcghie@manchester.ac.uk

National Lates research from Culture24

Culture24, is conducting research, funded by Arts Council England and supported by Airbnb, into UK after-hours events (Lates) and extended opening hours in culture and heritage venues in the UK. Over the next few months they will be reaching out to venue staff, visitors and sector organisations to get data and opinions through a variety of methods including surveys, interviews and focus groups.

To kick-off they are asking all venue professionals and volunteers responsible for after-hours events to fill out this short survey to canvas the opinions of the widest possible cross-section of our sector. The survey will take a maximum of ten minutes to fill out and there is an incentive of a big box of chocolates for one lucky contributor. Please use this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LatesResearch and share it with the people in your organisation who are responsible for programming after-hours events.

For any questions about the research or to suggest a way you can get more involved in the consultation process please contact Nick Stockman, 01273 523983.

Migration Museums Network – UK survey

From ICOM:

Do you think the topic of migration is adequately explored within the museums/heritage sector?

Would you like to see more being done to address this pressing contemporary issue, including within your own organisation?

We invite you to participate in a survey on the coverage of migration and related themes within your organisation and the sector more widely. The results of this survey will help us to establish a Migration Museums Network http://migrationmuseum.org/the-migration-museums-network/, gathering information and improving and sharing best practice nationwide. This network is funded by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

We ask that this survey is completed by the person best placed to answer the questions within your organisation. Ideally we want to avoid receiving duplicate replies from the same organisation.

We are using this survey to collect information, the results of which will form the basis of a report on the current status of migration as a theme across the heritage sector. We will present, share and discuss these findings at collaborative public events in London and Newcastle towards the end of 2017. If you would like to receive a copy of this report and alerts about these events, please indicate in question 5 on the next page.

This survey should not take you more than 20 minutes. Bullet point answers are fine. We are really grateful for your participation.

To complete the survey please click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/B9VLJ8F. The deadline for completion is Friday April 28.

Circulating on behalf of the Migration Museum Project: http://migrationmuseum.org/