Museums/Attractions

MUSEUMS, INTERPRETIVE CENTRES, EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

EPG Victoria has conducted a number of projects for museums, interpretive centres, and attractions.  The firm brings a business management perspective to cultural  planning and analysis, and is involved in both project start-ups and expansions or repositioning of existing facilities.  Typical assignments include market forecasting, feasibility studies and business planning.   Specific work program steps vary with the project, but can involve some or all of the following tasks:

  • Define problems, issues and scope of work
  • Develop project methodology 
  • Conduct situation analysis
  • Review financial statements and attendance records
  • Conduct surveys of facility patrons and area residents
  • Interview stakeholders
  • Review performance of competitive and compatible facilities
  • Analyze attendance and market trends
  • Conduct business planning analysis
  • Formulate conclusions and recommendations

The following projects have been conducted in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

Museum Models Evaluation Study (Richmond, BC)
Dakota Nation Gaming Centre Feasibility Study (near Brandon, Manitoba)
Dakota Nation Golf Course Feasibility Study (near Brandon, Manitoba)
Terry Fox Centre Market Projections (Vancouver, BC)
Grande Prairie Dinosaur Museum IMAX Theatre Feasibility Study
Ft. McMurray Heritage Park Market Assessment
New Mexico VLA Observatory Visitor Centre Feasibility Study
Centre for Art, Architecture and Design: Business Planning Study (District of West Vancouver, BC)
Victoria Rifflandia Music Festival Economic Impact Assessment
Victoria International Cycling Festival Economic Impact Assessment
Victoria International Buskers Festival Economic Impact Assessment
Canadian Avalanche Centre Re-development Financial Plan (Revelstoke, BC)
Ft. Normandeau Re-development Feasibility Study (Red Deer, Alb.)
BC Maritime Museum Attendance Projections (Victoria, BC)
Columbia River Heritage and Science Centre Business Plan (Trail, BC)
Fraser Fort-George Region Five Year Cultural Plan
Telus World of Science-Edmonton Expansion Economic Impact Analysis
Ft. St. John Energy Interpretive  Centre Business Plan
Bulkley Valley Museum Re-development Market and Business Plan (Smithers, BC)
Tumbler Ridge Palaeontology Museum Business Plan
Dawson Creek Multiplex Economic Impact Analysis
Tumbler Ridge Museum Master Planning Program
Fraser River Discovery Centre Business Plan (New Westminster, BC)
Dawson Creek Attractions Master Plan
Tumbler Ridge Dinosaur Museum Situation Analysis
BC Heritage Properties Sustainability Study
Victoria Railway Roundhouse Interpretive Centre Feasibility Study
Museum Best Practices Module – Revenue Generation Techniques (BC Museums Association)
Museum Best Practices Modules – Risk Analysis and Financial Management (BC Museums Association
BC Forest Discovery Centre Marketing Plan (Duncan, BC)
Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum Business Plan
Alaska Highway House Business Plan (Dawson Creek)
BC Museum Association Financial Analysis Training Module
Sidney Marine Centre Market Analysis and Feasibility Study
Maritime Museum of British Columbia Market Projections and Business Planning (Victoria, BC)
Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum Business Plan
Prince George Cultural Plan Economic Impact Assessment
Calgary Science Centre Business Plan
BC Forest Discovery Centre Master Plan (Duncan, BC)
Parksville Area Interpretive Centre Pre-Feasibility Analysis
Pender Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre Feasibility Study
Chilliwack Museum and Archives Market Analysis
Delta Museum Development Plan
Golden Theatre Project Market Research
Doukhobour Historic Village Pre-Feasibility Study (Castlegar, BC)
Upper St’át’imc Cultural Centre Site Assessment (Lillooett, BC)
Vancouver Museum Operations Review
Northwest Territories Fine Arts Marketing Research
Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery Interpretive Centre (Duncan, BC)
Mount Revelstoke Centre Market Assessment
Whistler Recreation Centre Impact Analysis
Fort Rupert Feasibility Study (Port Hardy, BC)
B.C. Forest Museum Management Plan (Duncan, BC)
Victoria Public Golf Course Business Plan
Highland Valley Tourism Centre Study (Kamloops, BC)
Arbutus Ridge Golf Course Membership Market Assessment (Cobble Hill, BC)
Coyote Creek Golf Centre Business Plan (Surrey, BC)
Yukon Game Farm Feasibility Study  (Whitehorse, Yukon)
Toronto World’s Fair – Analysis of Incremental Tourism Impacts
Victoria Cultural/Heritage Attraction Feasibility Study
BC Maritime Museum Marketing Plan – Implementation (Victoria, BC)
Commercial Dining Cruise Operations Analysis (Victoria, BC)
Operations Analysis for Hat Creek House and Keremeos Grist Mill
Newcastle Island – Operations and Management Plan – Heritage Concept Development and Feasibility Assessment (Nanaimo, BC)
Expo 86 Host-Home Research Project
Expo 86 – Market Analysis of Selected Urban Markets
B.C. Forest Museum Development Strategy (Duncan, BC)
Three Valley Gap Heritage Village Financial Analysis (Revelstoke, BC)
Market and Development Feasibility of the O’Keefe Historic Ranch (Vernon, BC)