Impact Report 2015-18


This Impact Report provides an overview of the range of support delivered by Museum Development North East between April 2015 and March 2018, supporting over 60 museums across the region.

Some highlights of our 2015-18 programme included:

  • Enterprising Museums - This programme delivered bespoke support to seven organisations, helping them to improve their entrepreneurial practice, and supported the wider region through a series of seminars and networking events
  • Annual Data Survey - The Annual Data Survey was launched in 2015, providing data to help museums develop their audiences and inform strategy, advocacy and fundraising 
  • Ready to Borrow Scheme - £180,000 of Arts Council England funding was invested in 11 museums, enabling them to borrow significant items from national museums, including the British Museum, Tate, Imperial War Museum and National Portrait Gallery
  • The Conservation Advisory Network (CAN) - Delivered in partnership with The Bowes Museum, CAN provided free conservation training to 397 staff and volunteers across the region

Find out more about our work in 2015-18 by downloading the full Impact Report here.