About: Dr Stephen Connolly

A founding Director of DC Research, Stephen has more than eighteen years research experience achieved through a combination of roles in both academic research and private sector research and consultancy. Stephen is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and a Member of the UK Evaluation Society. He was awarded his PhD entitled "An analysis of the UK National Lottery: estimating additionality for local government" in 2004.

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AIM publishes DC Research study on impact of museum charging

AIM commissioned the study, ‘Taking Charge: evaluating the evidence’, and its accompanying guide for people running museums ‘Successfully Setting Admissions Policy and Pricing’ from DC Research, in partnership with Arts Council England and the Welsh Government. The aim of the research was to understand the experience of museums that have moved from free admission to charging, or vice versa, or Continue Reading...
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Media coverage of ‘Poppies: Weeping Window at Woodhorn’ installation

DC Research’s report on The Economic Impact Assessment of the Poppies: Weeping Window at Woodhorn installation on behalf of Woodhorn Charitable Trust recently received media coverage. The study assessed the additional economic impact of the Weeping Window at Woodhorn exhibition, which was on display at Woodhorn in Northumberland between September and November 2015. BBC News and ChronicleLive both ran stories Continue Reading...
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Research into the Impact of Charging for Admission on Museums

DC Research is delighted to be appointed by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), Arts Council England and the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division of the Welsh Government (MALD) to carry out research into the impact of charging for admission on museums. The research comes at a critical time for the museum and heritage sector. Developing a better understanding of Continue Reading...

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