As part of our role as a research centre, it is important that RCMG's research is made available to the widest possible audience. You can find all our publications available here in PDF format (and other formats where appropriate), organised by date and starting with the most recent. All RCMG publications are available free of charge.

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Alternative formats and hard copies of reports are available by request from RCMG. Please contact for up-to-date information about formats, available publications and prices.


Museu do Samba Research and Evaluation Report (RCMG and Museu do Samba 2017).

Exceptional & Extraordinary: Unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum (RCMG 2017). This dedicated website details the project, gives an overview of the artistic commissions, and shares the research findings, through a series of films, images and reports.



Talking Statues: The User Experience (RCMG for Sing London 2015)



Investigating cultural activity for, with and by children and young people in historic houses in the East Midlands (The Mighty Creatives and RCMG 2014)

Cultural Value. User value of museums and galleries: a critical review of the literature (RCMG & AHRC 2014)

Developing IWM North (RCMG 2014)

Prisoners, Punishment and Torture:  Developing new approaches to interpretation at the Tower of London (RCMG 2014)

Mind, Body, Spirit: How museums impact health and wellbeing (RCMG 2014)



Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries: Supporting Papers (RCMG 2013)

Establishing a Vision: New Walk Museum and the Story of Leicester (Arts Council England, Leicester City Council and RCMG 2013)

The Impact, Success and Significance of Mapping the Change (Hackney Museums and RCMG 2013)

Evidencing the Impact of the Generic Learning Outcomes (Jo Graham, Learning Unlimited 2013)


Voices from the Museum: Qualitative Research Conducted in Europe's National Museums (EuNaMus, 2012)

Let's Talk, A Case Study: Change Growth Impact (BGCI and RCMG 2012)


Growing the Social Role: Partnerships in the Community (BGCI, 2011)


An Evaluation of the MLA Their Past Your Future 2 Programme 2008 - 2010 (RCMG/MLA, 2011)



Towards a New Social Purpose: Redefining the role of botanic gardens (2010)


sh[OUT]: An evaluation of the Social Justice Programme of the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (GoMA) 2009-2010 (2010)



Articulate: An evaluation of the National Gallery's Secondary School Literacy Project, 2008-2009 (2009)


Leaders in co-creation? Why and how museums could develop their co-creative practice with the public, building on ideas from the performing arts and other non-museum organisations (Louise Govier, Clore Leadership Fellow, 2009)



Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries (2008)



Engage, Learn, Achieve: The impact of museum visits on the attainment of secondary pupils in the East of England 2006-2007 (2007)

Inspiration, Identity, Learning: The Value of Museums, Second Study An evaluation of the DCMS/DCSF National/Regional Museum Partnership Programme in 2006-2007 (2007)

The Madonna of the Pinks: Evaluation of the Education and Community strategy for the Madonna of the Pinks (2007)



"In the past we would just be invisible": Research into the attitudes of disabled people to museums and heritage for Colchester Museums (2006)


What did you learn at the museum today? Second Study. Evaluation of the outcomes and impact of learning through the implementation of the Education Programme Delivery Plan across nine Regional Hubs (2006)



Engaging archives with Inspiring Learning for All: A report prepared for MLA North West (2005)



Buried in the Footnotes: The representation of disabled people in museum and gallery collections (2004)

Inspiration, Identity, Learning: The value of museums. Evaluation of the DCMS/DfES Strategic Commissioning 2003-2004 National/Regional Museum Education Partnerships (2004)


What did you learn at the museum today? The evaluation of the impact of the Renaissance in the Regions Education Programme in the three Phase 1 Hubs (August, September and October 2003) (2004)

Open Minds: Evaluation of the Harewood House Trust Heritage Lottery Fund Education Project (2004)

Books Connect 2 (2004)



Measuring the Outcomes and Impact of Learning in Museums, Archives and Libraries: The Learning Impact Research Project End of Project Paper (2003)



A Catalyst for Change: The Social Impact of the Open Museum (2002)


Learning Impact Research Project (2002)


Learning through Culture, The DfES Museums and Galleries Education Programme: a guide to good practice (2002)

The Impact of the DfES Museums and Galleries Education Programme (2002)

Seeing the museum through the visitors’ eyes: an evaluation of the Education Challenge Fund (2002)



Making Meaning 1: Visitors' Interpretive Strategies at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2001)

Making Meaning in Art Museums 2: Visitors’ Interpretive Strategies at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery (2001)

Not for the Likes of You: A Resource for Practitioners (2001)

Evaluating Creativity: The evaluation of the ten gallery education projects of Encompass 2000 (2001)

Including Museums: Perspectives on museums, galleries and social inclusion (2001)



Museums and Social Inclusion: The GLLAM Report (2000)

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Unexpected Encounters: Museums Nurturing Living and Ageing Well Conference

Etu_Seas_4 croppedGrowing out of the action research project Encountering the Unexpected, this two-day event on 25-26 April 2018 will explore the potential of museum collections (specifically natural heritage) to support older people to live and age well. To find out more and book online please click here.

Prejudice, Pride, Place Conference

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Part of Prejudice and Pride, a collaboration between the National Trust and RCMG, this two-day event on 15-16 May 2018 will explore how heritage organisations can meaningfully engage diverse audiences in debates surrounding LGBTQ history, culture and equality by researching and presenting past LGBTQ lives. To find out more and book online please click here.