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Invitation to Attend ALMA-UK Economic Impact Toolkit Workshops

Released on 17/01/2012

ALMA-UK Economic Impact Toolkit Workshops

22 February 2012 Edinburgh & 23 February 2012 Perth

Cultural organisations are under increasing pressure to supply robust evidence to demonstrate their contribution to the economy and public life, in order to ward off budget cuts and attract external funding. Research commissioned by ALMA-UK aimed to provide museums, libraries and archives with user-friendly toolkits, to help them create transparent, locally-relevant impact reports capable of withstanding economists’ scrutiny.

Museums Galleries Scotland and the Scottish Council on Archives are jointly hosting free workshops for those interested in learning more about the recently developed ALMA-UK Economic Impact Toolkit (xls) which is now available, together with a guidance document (pdf).

The workshops will be lead by Oliver Allies; the consultant commissioned to develop the Economic Impact Toolkit for Museums and Archives and will cover the following:


1. Economic impact – what is it and why do it?

2. Overview: The Economic Impact Toolkit for Museums and Archives

3. Trial exercise with a fictional museum/archive

4. How to strengthen your impact assessment

5. Q & A


Each workshop will run for approximately an hour and a half with spaces available at the following locations, dates and times:


Wednesday 22 February 2012


National Records of Scotland, General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh


Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm *Please note the morning session is now full and places for the afternoon slot are very limited*


Thursday 23 February 2012


The Best Western Queen’s Hotel, Leonard Street, Perth


Morning Session: 10:30am-12:00pm

Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-3:00pm


Please note that places are very limited. Although lunch will not be provided, tea and coffee will be available.


Please send your details and preferred time and location to:


Victoria Brown, Research Officer, Scottish Council on Archives

Email: info@scoarch.org.uk

Telephone: 0131 535 1362