An evaluation report looking at the achievements of Museums at Night 2012. The document provides an overview of the project, how Culture24 delivers Museums at Night, why the scheme appeals to audiences and visitors, why it matters to museum venues, and how the project will move forward.
Museums at night is the annual after-hours festival of special events and late openings at arts and heritage venues across the UK, which explodes into life for one weekend in May. It ties in with Nuit des Musees across Europe, and is the UK's response to International Museum Day (May 18).
Co-ordinated and led by Culture24 since 2009, the festival has grown dramatically each year. In 2012, the festival inspired 416 venues to hold 537 events. Museums at Night is a catalyst for partnership working, and provides an opportunity for organisations to target new audiences and to try programming something different.