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Now and the future: review of formal learning in the museum sector

Arts Council England (ACE) has commissioned CapeUK to carry out a ‘state of the sector’ review of formal learning in museums in England – and we want to hear your views.

If schools use your museum, please spare 20 minutes to complete a short survey before the deadline of Monday 29 February. Your response will inform the research and recommendations to ACE about the future of formal learning in museums and help ACE plan its advocacy and investment for this vitally important area of work.  

The research will also highlight innovations and insights that can be shared widely within the sector and help improve our collective offer to children and young people across all phases of formal education, from 3 to 19 years old. 

Your input will provide the evidence-base to build up a picture of what is happening to formal learning in museums and advocate for the brilliant work museums like yours do. 

You can find the survey here. 


Notes about the survey:

You should only complete the survey if your organisation is an accredited museum or a museum working towards accreditation. If your museum is part of a larger service with several sites, please give answers that relate to the service as a whole. 

The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete, but may take a little longer if you use the comment boxes to provide additional information. Although the survey will store your responses while the tab is open, you will lose the data you have entered when you close your computer down. For that reason, it’s a good idea to complete it in one sitting.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact

Complete the survey here

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