New museum survey finds more volunteers, less staff


1 October 2013

A survey by the Museum’s Association reports that more than a third of museums and galleries cut staff last year, while nearly half increased the number of interns and volunteers.   More than a fifth (21%) of museums reported staff cuts of more than more than 10% during the period July 2102- July 2013. The annual review also found that school visits were down by 31%.  Only 28% of the museums participating in the survey saw a rise in individual giving, with 17@ experiencing a fall.