On Thursday 20th June, Stephen Connolly of DC Research and I presented findings of our work to update the AIM Economic Impact Toolkit at the annual AIM Conference, held this year at the National Civil War Centre in Newark. The day started with a ride into conference along Sustrans Route 64, converted from the railway … Continue reading Presenting economic impacts findings to the AIM Conference
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 … Continue reading Evaluation of the Museum Development Programme
Durnin Research is delighted to have been appointed by Heritage Lincolnshire as Evaluator for the Old Kings Head, Kirton. Probably the oldest secular in Kirton, the Old Kings head is nationally important and is of high local significance. It is currently listed as Grade II but could be warranted Grade II* listing due to its … Continue reading Evaluator for the Old Kings Head, Kirton
The Science Museum Group has appointed Durnin Research to conduct a review of the Manchester Science Festival. Produced by the Science and Industry Museum, in its current format the festival has aimed to create a place for innovative, surprising and meaningful experiences, where people of all ages can ignite their curiosity in science. The Manchester … Continue reading Manchester Science Festival Review
On Friday (1 March) I was invited to the 'topping out' ceremony of Hat House by longstanding clients Luton Cultural Trust. Hat House is a former hat factory of historical significance in Luton that is currently is being fully renovated into contemporary work spaces for the creative industries as part of Luton Culture's Hat District … Continue reading Topping Out!
Durnin Research is working with Luton Culture to provide an independent assessment of the performance and impact of the Hat District Capital Project 2018-2021, and a ten-year framework to measure long-term benefit to 2028. Over the next three years the Hat District project will develop three historic buildings and a new build: Hat Works, Hat … Continue reading Evaluating the Hat District Cultural Quarter project for Luton Culture