Instruments of Development of a Regional Museum Community

Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19.02.2006

Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19.02.2006

How to broaden audiences? How to connect museum professionals? How to improve museum work and finally – how to monitor and measure success?
At the Museum and Politics conference, Irina A. Sizova and Oksana S. Ulyanova of the National Research Tomsk State University in Russia will share with us their experiences in developing a museum community in the Tomsk region, southeast of the West Siberian Plain. For the blog they provided us the abstract of their paper. In which regions of the world do you see similar efforts to create such a community? What works well, what doesn’t?

The development of the Russian regional museum community demands attention of museum experts. However universal instruments of this purpose don’t exist. Therefore in various regions of Russia there are local instruments for development of the museum community, which are applied taking into account policy and economic factors.

This paper consists of three sections a) the list of instruments of development of local museum community on the example of the Tomsk region was defined (week of the museums, a museum forum, museum association, Internet space); b) developed a technique of use of each instrument, process of preparation and carrying out studied actions are described; c) the analysis of efficiency of studied instruments in the course of association of regional museum community is provided. Continue reading

Freier Eintritt in Museen?

Foto © http://russzeitung.com

Foto © http://russzeitung.com

Es gibt ebenso viele Gründe dafür und dagegen und bei wohl kaum einem Thema des Museumsmanagements gehen die Meinungen so weit auseinander. Wir möchten gerne wissen, wie es in Russland, den USA und Deutschland, aber auch in anderen Ländern mit den Eintrittspreisen in die Museen bestellt ist. Wer zahlt wieviel Eintritt? Wer darf wann kostenlos in die Ausstellungen? Sind Eintrittsgelder unsozial und schließen bestimmte Bevölkerungsgruppen von der Kultur aus oder sind sie vielmehr ein Anreiz nach dem Motto „was nichts kostet, ist auch nichts wert“? Continue reading

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