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Annual Return benchmarking reports on their way to participating museums

Our simple Annual Return is designed to help understand the profile and needs of museums across the region. We use it in our team to make sure that our services meet the needs of the museums we support and also are sharing the overall results to help museums to understand their performance and how it compares with others.

Over the next few weeks, every museum that took part in the survey will receive an individual benchmarking report.

This will provide you with averages for the six core questions of the Annual Return of all respondent museums of the same Accreditation type (see the Accreditation Guidance for details of the categorisation). So if, for example, yours is a middle-sized independent museum, you'll be able to compare your organisation's performance with that of other middle-sized independent museums in the region.

If your museum took part in the survey, a copy of the survey will be sent to your main contact by email by your MDO.