Toolkit supports city museums in creating and evaluating social and societal impact

© Image: Isaw Company People are taking photos and look at paintings inside a gallery. A person in the foreground is leaving the room and is therefore blurry in the picture.

© Image: Isaw Company

The Museum Impact Toolkit (MIT) helps museums create and assess social impact on both a practical and strategic level. Although the toolkit primarily is designed with city museums in mind, it is suitable for other kinds of museums and cultural institutions as well.

Originally written in Dutch, the toolkit is now available in English.

The Museum Impact Toolkit is the final result of the SIA RAAK-Publiek 2019 ‘Radar voor het Stadsgevoel’ project. It was developed under the management of Breda University of applied sciences (BUas) and in cooperation with Museum Gouda, Musea Zutphen, Stedelijk Museum Breda and Hoebink Onderzoek & Advies.

NEMO was recently part of creating another tool for impact. The MOI Framework is an impact-oriented evaluation framework specifically designed to reflect current issues in the societal impact of museums. It is used to take a critical and shared look at your museum’s activities and performance to find the potential area(s) for development towards increased impact.