Museums Galleries Scotland has a simple economic impact toolkit on our new website. We have recently commissioned Wavehill Consultants to produce some case studies of museums using the toolkit. The toolkit is easy to use, but Wavehill will provide support for case study museums working through the toolkit, as this may be an unfamiliar area of work.
You can see the toolkit on the MGS website. For organisations that look after more than one museum, there is also a tool which enables results from the toolkit to be aggregated.
MGS would like to have three case studies of individual museums using the economic impact, and a further case study involving two museums from the same organisation using both the toolkit and the aggregator tool.
The benefit for the case study museums is that you will be able to say what your economic impact has been and can use this when talking about the work that your museum is doing and the impact that you are having. Results from using the toolkit could be used alongside the MGS Advocacy Guidance.
We’re interested in the experience of museums using the toolkit, the output they get from it and then how they go on to use those results, and would be sharing the case studies via our new website and blog. The idea is that by having these case studies, other museums will also be encouraged to use the toolkit themselves. This research will help to demonstrate the economic value of museums and so by taking part you will be helping us to share and promote this approach.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Oliver Allies at Wavehill at Oliver.Allies@wavehill.com or 01545 571711, as soon as possible.