Research and data collection is a priority area for MLA North West. We are committed to building evidence about the impact that museums, libraries and archives have in the North West and ensuring that strategic planning is influenced by informed research.
MLA North West is working with our partners in Culture Northwest to develop a regional cultural observatory, which would enable an integrated approach to data collation and intelligence provision in the North West.
We are currently working on a regional data position statement which will identify and evaluate existing quantitative and qualitative data relating to museums, libraries and archives in the North West.
For information on our projects and initiatives related to research and data collection, please see the links below: