Tagged: Surveys

Archive Service Accreditation Review

From The National Archives:

Understanding why services have not yet applied for Archive Service Accreditation – we need your views

Archive Service Accreditation is nearly five years old and has been awarded to almost 100 services.  But there are still many services, including museums holding archives, that have not yet applied.   We are keen to find out why. The National Archives is currently delivering a light-touch review of the Scheme.  A really important element of this work is to understand why archive services of all types across the UK have not made an application yet, when they think they might do so or whether they will not, and their motivation for their decision. So we would like to invite managers of archive services, including museums holding archives, that have not yet made an application  to take a brief online survey which explores if, when and why a service is contemplating an application. We would like to hear both from those that intend to make an application at some point and those who do not envisage applying at all.   It is open to archive services right across the UK from all sectors  and should be answered by the individual who manages the service and would be responsible for any application were one to be made.  The responses will be used to inform the redrafting of the Standard and Guidance and to help the Scheme engage with services. 

Please note that the survey should only be filled in by organisations that meet the eligibility criteria i.e. that hold archives (i.e. unique documents not books or photocopies)  that measure at least 4000 items or 50 linear metres or 4.2 cubic metres.

The survey can be found at in English here and in Welsh here.  It is open until Thursday 30 November at 9pm.  All responses will be treated confidentially and will be analysed by Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan, Consultant Archivist, who has been commissioned by The National Archives to undertake this Review. The National Archives and the other partners to the Accreditation Scheme will not see the individual responses and will receive anonymised reporting on the results. If you have any questions contact Elizabeth (elizabeth@elizabethoc.co.uk, 07719 609894). 

The review of Archives Accreditation is being undertaken at the same time as the review of Museums Accreditation by ACE.  There is regular contact between the two schemes to share learning arising from the two reviews. 

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Arts Council England Live-to-Digital Research Study

Arts Council England would love to speak to your audiences

Arts Council England are currently conducting a research study looking into live-to-digital content generation and consumption.

To help with part of this research, they are looking for a number of arts and cultural organisations help them get 5 minute online survey out to a diverse, arts-engaged audience across a range of art forms – and they are particularly interested in hearing from people who are interested in museums – so we said we’d try to help by encouraging some of our members/contacts to share the survey. They want to get responses from everyone, from those who engage with digital arts day-to-day to those who’ve never come across anything of the sort – so every response is really valuable.

This could be via a number of means, for example, sharing a link to the survey on your social media page, including it in a scheduled newsletter, or by a direct mail to your contacts. If you’re keen to help, then it would be very much appreciated! Some additional information is below.

What is the survey about?

The survey aims to explore live-to-digital across a range of art forms, to assess the impact it is having, and to understand future potential. It will include questions for participants around:

  • Who they are, how often they consume live-to-digital (if at all), and for which art forms
  • Opinions of live-to-digital and how it compares with the ‘real world’ experience (if applicable)
  • Motivations and barriers to engaging with live-to-digital content
  • What types of live-to-digital content they would be interested in engaging with in future

The survey has 13 questions, and there will be a prize draw for those taking part, with the opportunity to win an iPad mini or one of 5 runner-up prizes of £20 in M&S vouchers. 

How can you help?

You can help by getting the survey link out to your audience any way you like – for example, by doing one or more of the following:

  • Posting the survey link to your social media channels
  • Putting a link to the survey onto your website
  • Incorporating the survey link into part of a regular newsletter you send out
  • Sending the survey link to your mailing list as a one-off mail

What will happen to the information collected?

The information will be collected and stored by a research agency called MTM, in accordance with the Market Research Society (MRS) Code of Conduct – data will be analysed in aggregate only and respondents will remain anonymous. 

The data gathered will feed into a wider report on live-to-digital, to be published via Arts Council England’s website later in 2017. It will build on the previous research study which looked at live-to-digital in the context of theatre (available here), and aims to be a valuable resource for the whole of the arts and culture sector.

What if I want more information?

MTM are happy to work with you to find the best way of getting our survey to your audience, or to answer any questions you have at all. Please get in touch with Jade at jade.rea@mtmlondon.com

Museum University Partnerships Initiative (MUPI)

Call for Participation

A project associated with the Museum University Partnerships Initiative (MUPI) is being conducted to support a preliminary investigation into the possibility of a website to link museums with researchers. To do this, the views of academics and museum staff are needed to form the basis of the work.

Such a site would allow museums to promote their lesser known collections or objects to researchers whilst also enabling researchers to seek specific items or information from museums, particularly smaller regional establishments.

The survey is available here and should only take a couple of minutes to fill in.

Focus groups are being held to discuss the subject further in York and Leeds in the week beginning 4 December, if you would be interested in attending please contact Kate Stephenson at kepstephenson@gmail.com.

Museum Accreditation Survey

From Arts Council England:

The UK partners (Arts Council England, Museums Galleries, the Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland Museums Council) are currently undertaking a review into Museum Accreditation. We have been working with a wide range of stakeholders including the Museum Development Network, the Association of Independent Museums, the Museums Association, local authority museums, national museums, independents and volunteer run museums. We have also received feedback, comments and suggestions from many individuals.

This survey is a response to the things which you have told us are not currently working. You have told us that Accreditation is too bureaucratic and that we ask for too much information which is not relevant to a baseline quality standard. You have also told us that expectations within the Accreditation Standard are not proportionate and reasonable for smaller organisations. We know that the returns cycle isn’t currently working and some of you have told us you would like this extended. This survey will look at these areas and a range of other issues we have heard about.

Some of the things that are not currently working well such as our internal processes and online systems, do not appear in this survey. From the feedback we have already received we recognise these challenges and are already making some changes to find longer term solutions for these issues.

To complete the survey please visit the survey site.

MA Museums Survey

The Museums Association (MA) has launched a new UK-wide Museums Survey.

Museums of all sizes and types are urged to complete the survey in order to build a comprehensive picture of current state of the museum sector across the UK.

The survey comes at an important moment for museums, with a wide range of sector reviews ongoing across the UK.

The survey is short and will be easy to complete by a member of staff with a good overview of their museum’s work, ideally a manager, director or someone who gathers information for an annual report. The questions cover: type of museum; visitor numbers and engagement; museum finances; volunteers and staff; education work; and challenges and opportunities for the future including Brexit. The deadline is 24th November.

To complete the survey click here.

The survey will provide national level data on the museums sector that all museums can use in their advocacy work. It will also be used to inform national and regional policy and advocacy work by the MA, including our annual Museum Report. You can see this year’s report here.

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.

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