ALMA-UK Economic Impact Toolkit for Museums and Archives
Archives Libraries and Museums Alliance (ALMA-UK) Economic Impact Toolkit
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 help museums, libraries and archives create transparent, locally-relevant impact reports capable of withstanding economists’ scrutiny has resulted in the development of the Economic Impact Toolkit for Museums and Archives.
In February 2012 the SCA, together with Museums Galleries Scotland, successfully hosted two workshops aimed at introducing the toolkit to the Scottish sector and encourage feedback and comments.