Studies of the economic, social or creative impact and/or value of museums and arts and culture generally.
Australia and New Zealand
- Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts, 2015 edition. Covers:
– experiencing the arts
– artists and the arts
– arts internationally
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders arts
– the cultural economy.
- Dr Jesse A. Allpress, Mehrnaz Rohani and Dr Carina Meares, Measuring the Value Created by Auckland Museum’s Moana – My Ocean Exhibition: A Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis, Social and Economic Research, Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit, Auckland Council, May 2014
- Presentation by economist, Dr Ganesh Nana, on The Business of Culture, to the Museums Aotearoa conference 2014. The paper challenges the concept of valuing museums in dollars and cents and encourages museums to talk about their value in terms of their social capital and contribution to social infrastructure.
- Valuing Australia’s Creative Economy (2013). Creative Industries Innovation Centre released its final report on Australia’s creative economy.
- Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre, Melbourne Business School, Demonstrating Impact – Four case studies of public art museums, November 2013. Melbourne Business School, Deakin University and Arts Victoria explore the economic and social impact four public art museums have made in their local communities. Offers examples of how galleries can foster civic pride, social cohesion, regional development and economic growth. Contains recommendations for the wider museum sector.
- Professor Andrew Markus, Mapping Social Cohesion: national report 2013, Scanlon Foundation 2013. Useful and up to date overview of attitudes towards social cohesion, population and immigration. It finds that the majority of Australians (84%) view multiculturalism as ‘being a good thing for Australia’.
- New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Value and culture: and economic framework, August 2013. The paper seeks to clarify the understanding of value in the cultural context using economic concepts.
- KPMG, Economic Impact of the Victorian Arts and Cultural Sector, 2013, Arts Victoria. Reports that in 2010-11 the Victorian arts and cultural sector collectively added direct value to the economy of $6.1 billion and employed the equivalent of 68,000 full time workers.
- Valuing the Queensland Museum: A Contingent Valuation Study 2008, Report prepared by Deborah Tranter for the Queensland Museum (April 2009)
- Brent W. Ritchie, Tracey.J. Dickson and the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism, ACT attractions [electronic resource] : direct visitor expenditure and visitations patterns study. This report examines the economic impact of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) attractions through analysing direct tourist expenditure attributable to the attractions as well as the expenditure by the attractions themselves within the ACT economy. Secondly it aims to explore the visitation patterns of the ACT attractions through analysing tourist visitation, length of stay and travel recommendations. (2007)
- An Australian War Memorial study (2009-2010), which aimed to identify the ongoing economic impact of the Memorial on the ACT’s economy. It clearly identifies the extent of the relationship between the two industries – the Memorial relies on tourism but it is also evident that the Memorial makes a significant contribution to tourism within the ACT. See: AWM Eco Impact 2009 – 2010 NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE. Please note that this report is confidential, for CAMD members’ information only and is not for public release.
- Jocelyn Dodd and Ceri Jones Mind, body, spirit: How museums impact health and wellbeing 2014 Commissioned by the Arts Council England the report shows how museums are well placed to respond to changes in public health, using their collections to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, to counter health inequalities within communities, and contribute positively to the goals of public health bodies.
- Carol Scott, Jocelyn Dodd and Richard Sandell, Cultural Value – User value of museums and galleries: a critical view of the literature, June 2014. The report details a critical review of the existing body of research in the UK about the value of visiting museums and galleries. Through interrogating the data, it sought to better understand what distinguishes the experience of engaging with museums and galleries, how people express these experiences in value terms and what kind of difference encounters with museums and galleries make.
- Center for the Future of Museums, Trendswatch 2015, American Alliance of Museums, 2015. Deals with:
– open and online access
– growing interest in ethics
– personalising the museum experience
– risk management
– wearable tech and the
– slow movement.
- CultureCase is a UK resource (maintained by the Cultural Institute at King’s College, London) which brings together selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector. It includes accessible summaries of academic research that demonstrate the impacts of art and culture.
- WolfBrown, Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences, UK Arts Council, July 2014. Brings together robust research and influential policy papers from the past twenty years to provide an overview of the commonly known frameworks and methodological approaches that have been used to investigate how individuals are affected by their experience of arts and culture.
- Daniel Fujiwara, Laura Kudrna, Paul Dolan, Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport, April 2014, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (UK). Provides new evidence of the link between our policies and the social impacts of engagement in both sport and culture.
- Arts Council England, The value of arts and culture to people and society – an evidence review, March 2014. Focusing on the impact arts and culture has on the economy, health, wellbeing, society and education also picks up data gaps and proposes new reasearch.
- BritainThinks, 2013. Public perceptions of – and attitudes to- the purposes of museum in society. A report prepared by BritainThinks for Museums Association (UK) (March 2013).
- BOP Consulting/Mayor of London World Cities Culture 2013 Report Profiles 21 cities across 60 cultural indicators including a range of cultural policies. The report finds that culture is what makes cities distinctive and competitive on a world scale, and is the key to economic success in terms of attracting talent and business in the future.
- The Bilbao effect – If you build it, will they come? The Economist, December 21st 2013
- Allesandro Bollo, Report 3 Measuring Museum Impacts (The Learning Museum Network Project, 2013).
Provides a useful and up to date review of commonly-used methodologies for measuring economic as well as broader cultural impacts. Includes case studies of the application of differing measurement approaches.
- The World Cities Culture Report 2012 looks at the importance of culture in the public and political life of 12 world cities (including Sydney). The report is an initative of the Mayor of London. It uses more than 60 measures of cultural activity for each city to gauge its cultural strength. See: http://www.worldcitiesculturereport.com/
- Measuring the economic contribution of cultural industries: A review and assessment of current methodological approaches(UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2013). 2009 Framework for Cultural Statistics Handbook No. 1. Provides an exhaustive literature reiew of current methodologies before comparing the strengths and weaknesses of several approaches.
- Arts and the GDP: Value added by selected cultural industries, National Endowment of the Arts (July 2011) in North America. Draws on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis to examine the value added by three selected cultural industries: (1) performing arts, sports, and museums; (2) motion pictures and sound recording; and (3) publishing (including software). Combined, these three cultural industries contributed a total of $278.4 billion to the U.S. economy in 2009. See: http://www.nea.gov/research/notes/104.pdf
- Museums and Galleries in Britain: Economic, Creative and Social Impacts (Dec.2006) This report was jointly commissioned by the NMDC UK and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and written by Tony Travers of the London School of Economics. It provides a useful analysis of a number of Britain’s leading museums and galleries in terms of visitor numbers, economic impacts, civic functions and contributions to the country’s creativity and educational performance. See: http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/media/documents/publications/museums_galleries_in_britain_travers_2006.pdf