Museums

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Museums as economic engines

Researched and prepared in partnership with Oxford Economics and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this comprehensive report quantifies the economic benefit of museums, including jobs, direct spending, and supply-chain effects.
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Social metadata for libraries, archives, and museums: executive summary

Metadata helps users locate resources that meet their specific needs. But metadata also helps us both to understand the data we find and to evaluate what we should spend our time on. Traditionally, staff at libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) create metadata for the content...
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Guess who's going to the gallery

Published by Museums & Galleries NSW's Strategic Audience Development Study, Guess Who's Going to the Gallery?, was launched January 2011. With core project funding from the Australia council the State report brings together over 7,000 responses from 41 galleries across NSW collected between 2007 &...
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I Yau Vakaviti: Fijian treasures in international museums – a study of repatriation, ownership and cultural rights

Pacific islands artifacts and imageries have had a strong appeal to the popular imagination of the West over the years. However, in recent years the question of ownership of intellectual property rights has emerged as many indigenous groups around the world call for the repatriation...
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Educating cultural heritage information professionals for Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums

This research explored the skills, knowledge and qualities, and professional education needs, of information professionals in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) in Australia. These cultural heritage institutions have always had a role in allowing us to experience, explore and interpret our world by enabling...
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Innovation study: challenges and opportunities for Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums

This analysis of Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums finds that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated, and provides a roadmap to maximise the potential of the digital economy. Executive summary
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Australian best practice guide to collecting cultural material

INTRODUCTION Australia’s public collecting institutions enrich public life by displaying, interpreting, making accessible and preserving the world’s shared cultural, scientific and historic heritage.
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Museums in Australia 1975

This 1975 report, commonly known as the 'Pigott Report', helped spur the creation of the National Museum of Australia in 1980 with the passing of the National Museum of Australia Act. There had been plans to establish a national museum since Federation, but with world...
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Perspectives on culture, March 2011

Culture and the arts can have a significant impact on Australian society, and are acknowledged as a means of bringing people together, supporting quality of life and enhancing community networks as well as generating economic outcomes through employment opportunities, business and government funding. The National...
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Arts and culture in Australia: a statistical overview, 2010

Covering topics including employment in culture, time spent on cultural activities, attendances at cultural venues and events, expenditure on culture, and imports and exports of cultural goods and services, this report provides a comprehensive statistical overview of culture in Australia. This report also provides profiles...