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Our Collections Matter Self-assessment Tool

What is the OCM Self-assessment Tool?

The OCM Self-assessment Tool is a questionnaire based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ICCROM’s Our Collections Matter programme. Each question corresponds to a specific SDG target, and is scored using a simple scoring system. This tool will show you how your work with heritage collections supports the SDGs and where there is untapped potential.

Who is the OCM Self-assessment Tool for?

The self-assessment tool is meant for anyone working within collections-based organizations. The assessment can be completed by an individual or a team at any level within the organization. We recommend that the person (or a person in the team) completing the assessment is familiar with the organization’s policies and functions. 

Why take the self-assessment?

The results of the self-assessment will help you to:

  1. Understand how your current activities are helping to achieve the SDGs.
  2. Identify gaps where you could contribute to the SDGs more effectively.
  3. Create an action plan to develop or improve activities to achieve the SDGs more effectively.
  4. Communicate your work and progress in terms of the SDGs.

This tool has been developed in collaboration with

  • Centre for Global Heritage and Development
  • Apoyo
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Canadian Conservation Institute