Durnin Research is part of a consortium that has been appointed by Arts Council England to carry out an Evaluation of the Museum Development Programme.
Working with partners DC Research and Pomegranate, the evaluation covers both the 2015-18 and 2018-22 Museum Development programmes – with a focus towards the current programme – and aims to understand the impact of Arts Council’s investment in the Museum Development programme over these investment periods. The evaluation will run from early 2019 through to late 2022.
The evaluation will assess the delivery and achievements of the Museums Development programmes across all nine regional programmes, as well as capturing the overall national impacts of the programme.
It will involve working closely with Arts Council England and the nine Museum Development providers throughout the evaluation as well as consulting and engaging with individuals and museums that have benefitted from the programmes, as well as the wider museums sector.