CASE STUDY: Making Collections Pay

Within my role as News Editor for the North West Federation of Museums, I have undertaken various research into alternative sources of fundraising, collections management and other issues facing museums within the North West.  Using this ongoing research, I have recently contributed a case study to Arts Professional examining how two North West museums, Macclesfield Silk Museum and Bury Art Museum, are helping make their collections pay.


With an estimated 90% of museum and gallery collections thought to be in storage (and collections continuing to grow), the expense of managing museum collections seems unsustainable. However, museums are devising newer and more innovative models to ensure the sustainability of their collections, particularly in the regions where local government cuts have hit museums and galleries hard. Here are two case studies from the north west of England that show what can be achieved …

To read the full article originally published on Arts Professional, Click Here