BiRD - Birkbeck Research Data

    Data Files for the Mapping Museums Report, March 2020

    Cite as: Candlin, Fiona and Larkin, Jamie and Ballatore, Andrea and Poulovassilis, Alex (2020): Data Files for the Mapping Museums Report, March 2020. Birkbeck College, University of London. doi: https://doi.org/10.18743/DATA.00054

    Description

    This archive is part of Mapping Museums project (mappingmuseums.org). The Mapping Museums research project began in October 2016 and will conclude in September 2020. It is based at Birkbeck, University of London and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project focuses on growth and change in the UK museum sector from 1960 to 2020 and it has four main outputs:

    - A database containing information on over 4,000 museums. This data can be browsed, searched, and visualised through a web application, and is free to use under the terms of the Creative Commons (BY) license.
    - A website that houses the database and web application, and additional resources linked to the project. These include a glossary, detailed information on research methods, transcripts of interviews with museum founders, films and podcasts, and links to the project publications.
    - A series of academic articles addressing research methods and findings.
    - A monograph that draws on data, interviews with museum founders, and historical research, to analyse how and why so many new museums were established in the late twentieth century. Publication is planned for 2021.

    Report reference:
    Fiona Candlin, Jamie Larkin, Andrea Ballatore, Alexandra Poulovassilis (2020) Mapping Museums 1960–2020: A report on the data. London: Birkbeck, University of London.

    Collection Method

    The project’s research team has gathered, cleansed, and codified data relating to over 4000 UK museum. It covers the period from 1960 to date.

    Primary sources include:
    - Arts Council England list of accredited museum, 2017
    - Association of Independent Museums members list, 2016
    - Association of Independent Museums members list, 1982
    - Association of Independent Museums non-members list, 1982
    - AMOT Guide to Military Museums in the UK, 2010/2011
    - Digest of Museum Statistics, 1998
    - Historic Houses Association Friends Pocket Guide, 2016
    - Historic Houses & Castles in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London: Index Publishers 1959
    - Kenneth Hudson and Ann Nicholls, The Directory of Museums and Living Displays, London: Macmillan 1985
    - Micromuseums Archive, Bishopsgate Institute, London
    - Museum and Libraries Division, Wales. Raw data from ‘Spotlight’ reports, 2002, and published data 2007, 2013, 2015
    - Museums and Galleries Scotland museums list, 2016
    - Northern Ireland Museums Council, museum list, 2012, 2016
    - Museum Association ‘Find a Museum’ website, 2017
    - Museums Association’s Museums Calendar, 1970
    - Scottish Museums Council, A Collective Insight: Scotland’s National Audit; full findings report, 2002.
    - Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries, Survey of Provincial Museums, 1963
    - Wikipedia lists of museum by country/county

    See data collection description at http://museweb.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/sources for more details.

    Data Objects

    Offline / Analogue Data Records

    There are no offline / analogue datasets associated with this record

    External Data Records

    There are no external datasets associated with this record

    Digital Data Downloads

    To download and items from this dataset, you must agree to abide by the licence attached to the individual items. If you make use of any item you download, you must also cite it in any publication or outputs of your own.

    If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at researchdata@bbk.ac.uk.

    Full Archive

    Metadata

    Dataset Title:

    Data Files for the Mapping Museums Report, March 2020

    Creators:

    Candlin, Fiona and Larkin, Jamie and Ballatore, Andrea and Poulovassilis, Alex

    School/Department:

    Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > History of Art
    Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Geography, Environment and Development Studies

    Keywords:

    museums, uk, mapping museums, statistics

    Data collection method:

    The project’s research team has gathered, cleansed, and codified data relating to over 4000 UK museum. It covers the period from 1960 to date.

    Primary sources include:
    - Arts Council England list of accredited museum, 2017
    - Association of Independent Museums members list, 2016
    - Association of Independent Museums members list, 1982
    - Association of Independent Museums non-members list, 1982
    - AMOT Guide to Military Museums in the UK, 2010/2011
    - Digest of Museum Statistics, 1998
    - Historic Houses Association Friends Pocket Guide, 2016
    - Historic Houses & Castles in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London: Index Publishers 1959
    - Kenneth Hudson and Ann Nicholls, The Directory of Museums and Living Displays, London: Macmillan 1985
    - Micromuseums Archive, Bishopsgate Institute, London
    - Museum and Libraries Division, Wales. Raw data from ‘Spotlight’ reports, 2002, and published data 2007, 2013, 2015
    - Museums and Galleries Scotland museums list, 2016
    - Northern Ireland Museums Council, museum list, 2012, 2016
    - Museum Association ‘Find a Museum’ website, 2017
    - Museums Association’s Museums Calendar, 1970
    - Scottish Museums Council, A Collective Insight: Scotland’s National Audit; full findings report, 2002.
    - Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries, Survey of Provincial Museums, 1963
    - Wikipedia lists of museum by country/county

    See data collection description at http://museweb.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/sources for more details.

    Collection period:

    FromTo
    October 2016March 2020

    Temporal coverage:

    FromTo
    January 1960March 2020

    Statement on legal, ethical, and access issues:

    Not applicable

    Export / Share Citation

    Cite as: Candlin, Fiona and Larkin, Jamie and Ballatore, Andrea and Poulovassilis, Alex (2020): Data Files for the Mapping Museums Report, March 2020. Birkbeck College, University of London. doi: https://doi.org/10.18743/DATA.00054

    Impact & Reach

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    1Download
    43Hits

    Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

    Actions (Login Required)

    Edit Item Edit Item