Whitehall, Cheam, a conversation with the community

The London Borough of Sutton have invited us to work with them to contribute to development work which will support plans to improve the museum at Whitehall in Cheam. Whitehall is an accredited museum set in an important 16th century building on the main road through Cheam Village. The building is listed grade II*. It[…]

Crawley Borough Council Feasibility Study

In order to create a relevant, sustainable museum service for the New Town of Crawley, SDA were asked to assess the feasibility of regenerating the current museum, either through improving the offer on site, or recommending relocation.  The result of this exciting project was a proposal to develop an existing Grade II* Listed property in[…]

MLA London Hub

SDA were asked to establish the degree to which, and quality of emergency planning being carried out by London museums.  This project involved developing an online survey tool, analysis of results, interviewing a wide range of museum and conservation/collection care practitioners and making recommendations for MLA’s future role to support museums.  Our recommendations in this[…]

Renaissance South West

SDA were asked to carry out a review of current delivery of collections care in the South West region and national comparators analysis including MDO’s and Curatorial Advisor support.  This research involved consultation with over 70 individuals and groups and resulted in a proposal for Renaissance South West to take forward and improve collections care[…]

Claydon House Conservation Management Plan

Claydon House Buckinghamshire is a nationally significant property dating from the 1750’s and is especially regarded for its elaborate 18th century rococo interiors and association with Florence Nightingale, a regular visitor to the property.  SDA were asked by the National Trust to carry out a Conservation Management Plan for the collections, which had intriguing and[…]

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Sussex

This leading independent museum has commissioned SDA to do a thorough study of its current audiences and potential audiences. We have employed a wide range of research tools to achieve this, including self-completion questionnaires, on-site interviews, observation of visitor behaviour and focus groups. This study is making an important contribution to strategic decisions about the[…]

Blue Light Museum Feasibility Study

SDA were commissioned to carry out a feasibility study into setting up a joint Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service museum.  Our work here included a market analysis, competitor analysis, business model and governance options, funding assessment, outline museum offer and targets and scenarios to achieve the project, plus extensive consultation across[…]