We’re asking the public why they visit museums, what stops them from visiting, and what would make them visit more.
Oxfordshire residents are being asked for their views on the county’s museums.
Oxford ASPIRE – a consortium of the Oxford University Museums and the Oxfordshire County Council Museums Service – have launched an open survey to discover what local residents think of their local museums.
ASPIRE is keen to know what the public think about museums in general, their role in the community and how it could be better fulfilled.
The survey is online on the county council’s website, www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/museumviews, and residents who complete the survey are being placed in a draw to win a £50 amazon voucher.
The survey will run until the end of March 2013.
Although this survey has been designed for the use of the ASPIRE Museums, there are over 40 museums in Oxfordshire with which ASPIRE will be sharing the survey results.
County Councillor Judith Heathcoat, Cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “Oxfordshire is home to some really good museums and by filling in the survey you will be helping them find ways to improve what they offer and how they work together.
“We need to hear from people that are regular visitors to museums as well as from those who rarely go. It’s as important to know what stops people attending as what regular visitors think.
“Museums are already seeing the benefits of working more closely together through ASPIRE and have staged exhibitions featuring items from various collections.
“The county council’s Oxfordshire Museum has been staging some really interesting guest exhibitions featuring new and iconic art. If this is the sort of thing you want to see more of then tell us – if you have other ideas then this consultation is your opportunity.”
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