Our aims

We are here to support museums in the South West in line with Arts Council England’s five strategic goals.

Excellence

We work with museums using a sustainable approach to organisational health. We understand that collections, which are unique to a place and time, underpin the museum offer. We therefore focus on collection care and how to develop ways to unlock stories to engage new and existing audiences.

Audiences

We work with museums to develop strategies for audience development to improve their reach and the quality of the visitor experience, focusing on enhancing digital engagement.

Resilience and environmental sustainability

We support museums to become more resilient, to encourage you to explore new ways of working and promote more entrepreneurial and business-like approaches.

Leadership and workforce

We support museum teams to build skills and self-reliance, promoting diversity and effective leadership with a focus on volunteer development.

Children and young people

We support museums to improve the quality of experience for children and young people, increasing reach and levels of participation.