A Geographical Approach to ‘Smart’ Location of Museums
This chapter provides an overview of the different approaches used to determine the location and size of cultural facilities that benefit local residents. Recent research demonstrates the importance of the causal relationship between the existence of cultural facilities and location choices of home seekers in urban areas. We focus on the determinants of the spatial location of cultural institutions and on how a fixed allocation of cultural facilities may affect the economic behaviour of individuals. We believe that the need exists for an in-depth analysis of the ways in which geographic environments and the characteristics of government institutions influence consumers and producers of cultural facilities. To increase our understanding of cultural evolution, these elements should be studied from interrelated perspectives.
KeywordsCultural institutions Economic geography Spatial location
- Howell, R., & Chilcott, M. (2013). A sense of place: Re-purposing and impacting historical research evidence through digital heritage and interpretation practice. International Journal of Intangible Heritage, 8, 165–177.Google Scholar
- Plaza, B., González-Casimiro, P., Moral-Zuazo, P., & Courtney, W. (2013). Culture-Led city brands as economic engines: Theory and empirics. ACEI working paper series AWP-05-2013, Association for Cultural Economics International.Google Scholar