Mapping Museums: Preliminary Results on UK Museum Closure, 1960-2017
"The museums sector generally concentrates on current practice and developments; it does not keep longitudinal data that would enable academics and museum professionals to trace patterns over time. The result is that commentary on closure is focussed on the very recent past and lacks a broader perspective that could add insight to contemporary analyses of this phenomenon. As part of the Mapping Museums project we have built a dataset charting the development of UK museums since 1960, and we have used this to draw the first substantive picture of museum closures over time."
Larkin, J. 2018. Mapping Museums: Preliminary results on UK museum closure, 1960-2017. Mapping Museums blog. 23 February. Available at: http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/mapping-museums/2018/02/23/museum-closure-pre-findings/
This blog post was originally published on the Mapping Museums blog in February 2018.