Museums and heritage organizations

Volume 15 No 5 / September 28, 201628 September 2016

In this issue: A focus on museums and heritage organizations, including national and provincial data on the situation of Canadian museums and other heritage organizations as well as an American report on the educational role of museums.


Building the Future of Education: Museums and the Learning Ecosystem

Arts Research Monitor

This American report highlights findings from a “convening” of about 50 museum and education practitioners, funders, and policy experts, which had the goal of launching “a national dialogue about the future of education and how lead… View this resource

Attendance at Quebec museums and heritage organizations in 2014 and 2015

Arts Research Monitor

This report highlights attendance statistics at 422 Quebec museums, interpretive centres, and exhibition spaces (excluding artist-run centres). In 2015, total attendance was 14.0 million, slightly below the record level from 2013 (14.2 million). The… View this resource

Ontario’s Museums: 2014 Profile

Arts Research Monitor

This aggregate profile of 184 Ontario museums “identifies the realities of operating museums in Ontario today” and provides “compelling evidence to demonstrate museum impacts and their economic, social and cultural contributions to… View this resource

Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2015

Arts Research Monitor

This Canadian survey, conducted in 2015 and capturing data from 2013, is intended “to provide aggregate data to governments and cultural associations in order to gain a better understanding of not-for-profit heritage institutions and to aid in… View this resource

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