Museum Development Yorkshire

As part of Museum Development Yorkshire's support package to museums in the region Emma was commissioned to work with museum services in Harrogate and Calderdale to support them with audience development research and planning early in 2013. The work included: 


  • Assessing existing audience data and research strategies for both services
  • Creating research questionnaires for Harrogate Museums and Arts to use with users and non-users to gain a better understanding of current and potential audiences for its sites, together with standardised methods of analysing and reporting on the resulting data
  • Supporting Calderdale Museum Service in developing and implementing an audience survey, and advising on data capture and reporting
  • Working with both services to plan how they will deliver against future audience development priorities.


Museum Development Yorkshire is managed by York Museums Trust and funded through Arts Council England's Renaissance funding programme


Photo: Pump Room Museum, Harrogate, (c) Kris Chapman

Strategy and Fundraising

In a world of financial uncertainty, evidence-based planning and development is more important than ever. Emma King Consultancy supports clients with impact assessments, business planning, project management and creative thinking to build capacity and help make the best of scarce resources.  We can help you match your needs to funders' priorities and write effective, eye-catching bids. Talk to us about:

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