Archive for Museum Analytics: new directions 2023

This is to archive Museum Analytics: new directions, the 1-day event we ran in May 2023 at KCL (official page on King's College London event blog). Programme ⏱️ When: Thursday 18 May 2023, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (UK time) 📍 Where (hybrid): King’s College London, Bush House, (S) 1.01 (lecture theatre 1). For registration, please go to … Continue reading Archive for Museum Analytics: new directions 2023

Museums and their geodemographic context

Here's our new short paper to be presented at GISRUK 2023 in Glasgow! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏛️🌎 [PDF] "The geography of the cultural sector concerns the location of producers, consumers, and venues of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) to answer questions about their development and dynamics. Considering the case of the UK museums, we use national data … Continue reading Museums and their geodemographic context

Mapping museums in the UK

This article, written with museum guru Fiona Candlin, is the culmination of years of tortuous data collection and analysis and outlines a detailed quantitative geography of UK museums. It's available open access in the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. All the data and resources are freely available on GitHub. Abstract: Museums are important centres … Continue reading Mapping museums in the UK

The UK museum boom event – 17 Nov 2022

I’m pleased to invite you to this event for the Mapping Museums project I am part of: Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022, 18:00 GMT Location: Clore Management Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL Chair: Isabel Wilson, Arts Council England Speaker: Prof Fiona Candlin, Professor of Museology, Birkbeck Respondent: Lisa Ollerhead, Director, Association of Independent Museums Photo by … Continue reading The UK museum boom event – 17 Nov 2022

Research project: Museums in the Pandemic

The Mapping Museums research team has been awarded £190,000 to investigate and analyse risk, closure, and resilience in the UK museum sector during the pandemic.  Museums in the pandemic  The project combines qualitative and quantitative research, and it has three inter-related strands.    Developing new ways to collect data on museums. We will use web-scraping techniques, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis to digitally track trends as they … Continue reading Research project: Museums in the Pandemic