Utah 2010 Museum Survey

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Survey of museums in Utah by the Utah Department of Community and Culture.

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Utah 2010 Museum Survey

  1. 1. Utah Division of Arts & MuseumsOffice of Museum Services2010 Museum Survey
  2. 2. Survey Summary The Utah Division of Arts and Museums Office of Museum Services hasa mission to advance the value of museums within Utah and to enable thebroadest physical, intellectual, and emotional access to collections andprograms. The purpose of this survey is to gain information on museums growth,development and value in the State of Utah. The results will help the UtahDivision of Arts and Museums Office of Museum Services better representyour needs and concerns to Utah Legislators. It will also help us in servingyou and your museum in the future. • Survey open to all “Certified Utah Museums” • Survey dates: January 11–22, 2010 • Survey conducted online with email invitation • Response rate: 67%
  3. 3. General Information Types of Museums 1.3% Air & Space 1.3% Aquarium 17.7% Art 8.9% Botanic Garden/Nature Center 2.5% Children/Youth 16.5%Daughters of Utah Pioneers History 38.0% History 7.6% Live Collections 5.1% Military 12.7% Natural History/Anthropology 2.5% Planetarium 3.8% Science & Technology 5.1% Other 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
  4. 4. General Information Who Visits Utah Museums? Annual Number of Visitors Types of Visitors <500 500-1,000 Unknow n 14% 6% School Groups 6% Out-of-State 16% 12% >100,000 1,000-5,000 16% 17% Non-Local** 17%50,000-100,000 5,000-10,000 12% 14% Local* 10,000-50,000 49% 21% *Local is non-school group visitors living within 50 miles from museum **Non-Local is non-school group visitors living over 50 miles from museum, but within Utah
  5. 5. General Information Museum Services & Activities 64.1% Changing Exhibitions 69.2% Children’s Activities/Events Classes or Workshops 51.3% 51.3% Demonstrations Family Days 50.0% Films/Video Presentations 48.7%Genealogy or Library Research 23.1% 55.1% Lectures/Gallery Talks 14.1% Literary Events 35.9% Musical Performances Off-Site School Activities 51.3% 20.5% Panel Discussions/Symposia Permanent Exhibitions 83.3% 10.3% Plays/Dramatic Readings 71.8% Public Tours 59.0% Receptions/Open Houses School Tours 24.4% 89.7% Storytellers Teacher Workshops 30.8% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
  6. 6. Budgets & Expenses Sources of Income Corporate Donor(s)  County 9% Earned Income 13% 3% Federal 4% City or Town 13% Individual Donor(s)  12%Admission Fees 12% Private Foundation  7% Other 12% State 14%
  7. 7. Budgets & Expenses Annual Operating Budget Who Pays Staff Salaries? 9.7% County 8% Federal 4% $0-$499 City or Town 14% 20.8% $500-$24,999 9.7% Church/Religious $25,000-$49,999 Organization 2% Nonprofit 31% 4.2% $50,000-$99,999 29.2% $100,000-$499,999 Other* 16% 12.5%$500,000-$1,000,000 Public University/College 13.9% >$1,000,000 9% State 14% Private University/College 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 2% *Other – 73% of this is attributed to volunteers
  8. 8. Budgets & Expenses Museum Governance Private University/College State 10.1% Other 1.3% 2.5% Church/ReligiousPublic University/College 11.4% Organization 10.1% Museum Maintenance Public University/College 11.8% City or Town 17.7% Private University/College 2.4% State 9.4% County 5.1% Nonprofit 40.5% Federal 1.3% Nonprofit 30.6% Other 9.4% Church/Religious Organization 5.9% Federal 1.2% County 7.1% City or Town 22.4%
  9. 9. Professional Development Do You Find it Difficult to Obtain Professional Development and Training Opportunities? Yes 63.8% No 36.2% 2.3% Personal/Health Reasons 15.9% Not Enough Workshops/Seminars Available 38.6% Too Far to Travel 18.2%Not as Many Workshops/Seminars of Interest 47.7% Work Schedule Restricitions 88.6% No Money to Attend 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
  10. 10. Professional Development Would you like to see an Office of Museum Services grant category that funds scholarships for museum personnel, including volunteers, to take workshops or classes? Yes 89.9% No 10.1% A Grant of How Much? >$100 9% $51-$100 6% $31-$50 4% $21-$30 3% $11-$20 1% $1-$10 0% Depends on class content and length 77%
  11. 11. Professional Development Workshops & SeminarsHow Far Are You Willing to Travel? How Long Should They Be? 0-24 miles 13% 2 Hours 7% 25-49 miles 22% Half Day 49% 50-74 miles 16% Full Day 44% 75-99 miles 13% 100-149 miles 17% >150 miles 19%Would You Attend Multiple Days? Would You Be Willing To Pay? Yes 93% Yes 84% No 7% No 16%
  12. 12. Professional Development What Types of Workshops Would You Be Interested In? 2.32Museum Accessibility/ADA Requirements Photographing artifacts and objects 2.58 Cataloging Your Collections 2.74 Board Development 2.75 2.80 Developing Multicultural Exhibits 2.97 How to Care for Your Collections 3.05 Grant Writing 3.08 Long-Range Planning Visitor Services/Tours 3.08 Building Educational/School Exhibits 3.11 How to Plan and Design an Exhibit 3.12 Using New Technology in Exhibits 3.15 3.20 Finding and Keeping Volunteers Creating Interactive Exhibits 3.32 3.36 Marketing Your Museum 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 Not Very Interested Interested
  13. 13. Museum Collections & RecordsRecords• 53% have objects that are not insured• 44% have not inventoried paper/photograph collections• 59% have not inventoried all objects (or have partially inventoried)• 65% have not labeled all objects (or have partially labeled)• 71% have not inventoried condition of all objects (or have partially inventoried)Policies• 37% do not have security policy or plan• 43% do not have written collections policy• 56% do not have written disaster plan
  14. 14. Museum Collections & RecordsStorage & Exhibit Environment• 34% do not have suitable exhibit cases/materials• 40% have objects in non-archival containers• 80% do not have humidity controls• 59% do not have UV film on windows/fluorescent lights• 74% do not monitor light levels• 38% do not have temperature controls• 38% do not monitor for pests• 29% do not have fire detection systems• 21% have objects on the floor which were not intended to be presented that way
  15. 15. Museum Information TechnologyComputerized Records Collections Software None 16% Fully 34% 34% Other 30.8% Past Perfect 24.6% Excel Partially 50% 4.6% Discovery 6.2% AccessComputerized Public Access 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Yes 54% No 46%
  16. 16. Museum Information Technology Does Your Museum Have If No, Why Not? Its Own Website? 12.5% No34% No Time 87.5% No Technical Assistance Yes 62.5% 66% No money 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  17. 17. Collection Elements Museum Priorities 2.8 Collections Care 3.7 Exhibits (Cases, Displays, Mounts) 4.0 Registration/Cataloging/Inventory 4.1 General Security 4.9 Collections Computerization 5.3 Stabilization of Facility Educational Elements Environmental Monitoring 5.8 6.6 Disaster Planning 2.4 Permanent Exhibitions 6.7 Label Production 2.6 Student/School Tours 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3.0 Most Least On-Site Activities/Events Important Important 3.2 New Exhibitions 4.2Changing/Temporary Exhibitions 5.2 Events For Teachers 5.5 Off-SiteActivities/Events 6.1 Genealogy/Library Research 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Most Least Important Important
  18. 18. Museum Priorities Overall Elements 4.8 Exhibitions 5.8 Educational Programs for Schools Development/Fund Raising 6.1 6.2 Public Programs Marketing/Public Relations 6.4 6.4Collections Management/Cataloging 6.8 Facility 6.9 Administration/FinanceVolunteer Recruitment/Management 7.1 7.1 Conservation 7.4 Strategic Long-Range Planning 8.6 Computer Technology Board Management 10.1 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Most Least Important Important
  19. 19. Utah Division of Arts & MuseumsOffice of Museum Services2010 Museum SurveyAbout the Utah Division of Arts & Museums The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture. The Division’s goal isto promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Utah Division of Arts and Museums provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizationsthroughout the state so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, andreceive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services of the Utah Division of Arts andMuseums can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov. For more information, call 801.236.7555.

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