IMLS National Museum Survey Pilot Summary Findings Webinar

Pilot outcomes lay groundwork for nation’s first annual federal survey of the museum sector launching in early 2025

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released the results of its pilot National Museum Survey (NMS) during a webinar on January 23, 2024. Speakers highlighted how the successful completion of the pilot serves as the foundation for the first-ever annual federal survey to gather and share data about the essential work happening across the country in museums and cultural institutions.

Set to launch in early 2025, the IMLS-sponsored NMS will create the first federal, free-of-charge, and publicly available database of credible statistics on museums and related institutions, allowing for new policy approaches to more efficiently invest in the infrastructure of the nation’s heritage.

Watch the recorded IMLS National Museum Survey Pilot Summary Findings webinar.

Who: IMLS leadership including:

  • IMLS Director Crosby Kemper
  • Deputy Director for Museum Services, Laura Huerta Migus
  • Director of Research and Evaluation, Matt Birnbaum, PhD

Related Resources

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Museum Survey (NMS) Pilot: A Summary Report

2023 National Museum Survey Pilot Reference Guide

National Museum Survey Pilot Acknowledgements

Visit the National Museum Survey page for more information.

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