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Museums, sustainability & wellbeing: International Museum Day 2023

International Museum Day 2023: Museums are more than just visitor numbers, but how can we measure their impact?

We are thrilled that International Museum Day 2023 celebrates Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through this theme ICOM reaffirms that “all museums have a role to play in shaping and creating sustainable futures, and they can do this through educational programmes, exhibitions, community outreach and research”.

We believe museums are contributing this, and a lot more, to wellbeing, and that this can be measured.

Imagine a day in a museum ... visitors arrive and depart having had a range of different experiences. But what do we usually measure? Visitor numbers, revenue, and the most visited spaces? What about impact on wellbeing? And how can the value of these experiences be captured for visitors, and for wider society? Find out more in the article that our co-founder Sabine wrote for MOTAT, the Museum of Transport and Technology, on the occasion of International Museum Day.

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Museums, sustainability & wellbeing: International Museum Day 2023

International Museum Day 2023: Museums are more than just visitor numbers, but how can we measure their impact?

We are thrilled that International Museum Day 2023 celebrates Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through this theme ICOM reaffirms that “all museums have a role to play in shaping and creating sustainable futures, and they can do this through educational programmes, exhibitions, community outreach and research”.

We believe museums are contributing this, and a lot more, to wellbeing, and that this can be measured.

Imagine a day in a museum ... visitors arrive and depart having had a range of different experiences. But what do we usually measure? Visitor numbers, revenue, and the most visited spaces? What about impact on wellbeing? And how can the value of these experiences be captured for visitors, and for wider society? Find out more in the article that our co-founder Sabine wrote for MOTAT, the Museum of Transport and Technology, on the occasion of International Museum Day.

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Image: MOTAT