MA launches Cuts Survey 2014

Geraldine Kendall, 10.07.2014
Museums urged to take part in confidential survey
The Museums Association (MA) has launched Cuts Survey 2014, its fourth annual evaluation of the health of the museum sector across the UK.

The survey aims to build a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the cuts and changes currently taking place in museums and the impact of those changes on the sector.

The MA invites everyone who works in museums, at any level and any type of museum, to fill in the confidential online questionnaire.

Key findings from last year’s survey showed 47% of respondents reporting an increase in the number of volunteers at their museum, and 31% of museums suffering a drop in the number of school visits.

Sharon Heal, the MA’s interim head of policy, said: "This is the fourth annual survey that the MA has conducted and it will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of cuts across the UK.

"We know from previous surveys that cuts are impacting on frontline services, staffing levels and public programming. 

"I would encourage museums of all size and type to respond to the survey. A broad range of data will enable us better provide the advice, support and advocacy that museums need."

The survey closes on 8 August 2014.


Take part in the Cuts Survey 2014