South West Museum Development Annual Review 2017/18 – View online now!
South West Museum Development are pleased to announce that our 2017/18 Annual Review is now available to view online.
The Annual Review is structured around Arts Council’s 5 strategic goals set out in their 10 year vision – Great Art and Culture for Everyone. We set out to integrate these goals with the needs of local museums in conjunction with the strategic priorities of Local Authorities.
2017/2018 in numbers:
£973,628 Total amount invested in museums through our programmes
309 delegates attended Museum Skills training
27 museums supported to develop their digital engagement
£22,061 awarded in grants
125 museums supported to improve collections care
50 museums supported with volunteering development
£113,146 total contributed by local authority partners to support museums through our programme
Across the region we have invested in a range of projects with museums and our partner organisations – take a look at a couple of project highlights:
This project worked with 10 museums across Devon and Cornwall to conserve, research, interpret and display 15 banners alongside a programme of vibrant community engagement. Dedicated volunteers contributed 1500 hours to the project!
Delivered in partnership with Culture 24, 8 Devon museums took part in a series of digital marketing ‘experiments’ ranging from running Facebook ads to using visitor selfies for promotion. This led to museums completely selling out events!
This pilot project with 8 Devon and Somerset museums explored how small and volunteer-run museums can collaborate with artists. Outcomes included museums looking at collections in new ways, reaching new audiences and exploring opportunities for further funding.