Mapping heritage seminar at the Polytechnic University of Turin • 21 Nov 2022

Next week I will be giving a research seminar in Italian at this event on the theme of cultural heritage ("patrimonio"), on the 21 November 2022 at 6 PM (UK time). Talk title: "Mappare i musei britannici: la geografia del patrimonio culturale tra data science e GeoWeb" See Zoom link in the PDF below: locandina-settimana-patrimoniov-2022Download

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