Cuts Survey deadline has been extended

Nicola Sullivan, 29.09.2015
Survey will now close at midnight on 16 October
Professionals working at museums, galleries and heritage sites have been given an extra two weeks to compete the Museums Association’s (MA) Cuts Survey 2015.

The survey, which will now close at midnight on 16 October, aims to build up a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the cuts and changes currently affecting museums.
This year’s survey contains a number of new questions relating to governance, public funding and workforce.

Key findings from last year’s survey showed that one in ten museums said they had considered selling parts of their collections and more than half (52%) of responding museums experienced a cut in their overall income. This was the highest percentage to report a cut since the 2011 survey.

Sharon Heal, the director of the MA, says: “This is the fifth annual survey that the MA has conducted and it will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of how continued cuts in public funding are affecting museums, galleries and heritage sites.

“We know from previous research that funding cuts are changing the way museums are managed with many forced to cut jobs, introduce admission charges, reduce opening hours and cut back on other services.

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

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Cuts Survey 2015

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