DC Research in partnership with Durnin Research have been appointed by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) to update the AIM Economic Impact Toolkit and to estimate the Economic Impact of the Independent Museums Sector. 

Since its original development in 2010, and the 2014 refresh, the Toolkit has proved to be a very useful and helpful tool for museums in assessing and evidencing their contribution to their local and regional economies.

As a core part of this update study, we are surveying independent museums across the UK.  The robustness of the results, and in particular the toolkit, depends upon the number and quality of responses we get from your museum and other independent museums. 

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey by no later than the revised deadline of Friday 3rd May 2019 - it should only take around 10 minutes to complete.  Your time is very much appreciated.  All participating museums will receive a copy of the final report and the updated impact toolkit for your own use. 

Please note, all responses are completely confidential.  All and any results from the survey will only be released in aggregated form so that no individual or museum can be identified.   A copy of DC Research’s Privacy Notice is available on request.

If you have any questions about the survey or about the study, please contact DC Research via Dr Stephen Connolly:, 01228 402320 / 07501 725114.

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