In the Piloting phase six museums will get to try the framework which consists of set of evaluation questions that have been formulated to specially address the role of museums in society, under four different impact areas.

The pilots will take place in early 2022 in different museums in Austria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, and Italy. The chosen pilot museums represent a variety of museum organisations from small to large institutions and from public institutions to private foundations, from all museum sectors. The museums were selected through the MOI project partners’ networks.

The pilots are an integral part of the further development of the evaluation framework, providing crucial information on its adaptability and usability in use. Feedback from the pilot round will help finalise the framework.

The final self-evaluation framework for museums will be freely available in late 2022 as an open access publication and guidance material.

Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom
Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in Tallinn, Estonia was the first museum to start the pilot in January 2022. Picture by Sven Soome / Vabamu.