Dr Jody Evans, Associate Professor, Melbourne Business School & Dr Kerrie Bridson, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University.
Public art museums are cultural and educational institutions with intrinsic links to community. These institutions range in purpose, collections and programming, yet they share a common necessity in being accountable to a range of stakeholders. This study offers a novel approach to exploring economic and social impact in the arts, by sharing the experiences of four public art museums along their journey to impact (Bendigo Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Linden Centre for Contemporary Art and Arts Project Australia). Through this research we can begin to understand the economic and social impact of public art museums.
PGAV was a partner in this research.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.