The Museums Association (MA) has launched Collections 2030, a major new research project that seeks to understand the current state of museum collections in the UK, and – in collaboration with the sector – identify how to make the most of museum collections over the course of the next decade.
The MA has published a discussion paper and a series of research questions and is looking for responses from across the sector.
Following this consultation, a final paper with recommendations will be published.
The MA particularly welcomes institutional responses and would encourage museums to set up a meeting of relevant people within their museum or stakeholder group to discuss the questions and ideas in the discussion paper and formulate a joint response.
Respondents don’t have to work in a museum to participate. The MA welcomes submissions from freelancers, policy-makers, funders, communities, members of the public and other stakeholders. Please consider how your own experience of museums relates to the questions.
The deadline for submissions is 23 November.