Impact of independent museums locally and nationally
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has published its latest Economic Impact of the Independent Museum Sector report, exploring the fiscal benefits heritage and culture entities deliver locally and nationally.
According to Museums and Heritage Advisor, the report claims the independent museums sector currently supports over 8,900 direct jobs in the UK, or 6,000 full-time equivalent roles. Three quarters of these jobs are situated in the museums’ immediate vicinities.
Further, more than 34,000 regular volunteers contribute almost half a million days per year to the independent museum sector. This free support is said to be worth around £28 million to institutions across the nation.
In terms of visitor contributions to independent museums, more than 24 million people visit these sites every year, spending nearly £440 million. Ten million of these visitors travel outside their local area to do so.
Alongside its latest report, AIM also launched a refreshed Economic Impact Toolkit which is available for download. The resource is designed to complement the report and help heritage organisations to estimate their respective economic impact on the economy – both regionally and nationally. These insights are designed to boost advocacy work and improve feedback to funding bodies.
Ms Chaplin added: “We feel this easy-to-use tool enables heritage organisations to assess their impact with clarity, helping them highlight the ongoing and significant contribution they make to the economies of their local area, and thus also our national economy.”
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