Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Museums, galleries, visual arts and heritage

This survey from the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada highlights the situation of public museums and art galleries in 2004-05. The 98 museums and galleries responding to the CBAC survey include 43 public art galleries, 41 public museums, 10 university-affiliated art galleries or museums, and 4 artist-run centres.
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This is the first release of a new Statistics Canada heritage institutions survey, highlighting the operating finances of over 600 heritage organizations in 2004. Total revenues were $1.05 billion for all heritage organizations in 2004, including $946 million for non-profit organizations (90% of the total) and $102 million for the for-profit organizations (10%). Museums (other than art galleries) represent the largest share of revenues in the heritage sector, accounting for about 45% of total revenues, followed by art galleries (23%), zoos and botanical gardens (22%) and historic and heritage sites (10%).
Critical Evidence highlights, in non-technical language, the impacts of arts education with regard to academic achievement and student success. The report indicates that, despite strong research into the importance of arts education in a well-rounded education, "study of the arts is quietly disappearing from our schools".
The Diversity of Cultural Participation, based on the same survey of 1,231 Americans as Motivations Matter, examines in more detail the arts participation decisions of survey respondents.
This report, based on a survey of 1,231 Americans, digs deeper than typical demographic analyses to examine the motivations for arts attendance.
This report shows that 7.8 million Canadians 15 years of age or older visited a museum in 1998. This represents about one-third of Canadians in this age range. Public art galleries, attended by about one-quarter of Canadians 15 or older, are the most popular sub-group of museums, followed by science and technology museums as well as general and community museums.
This American report captures key issues that emerged during workshop discussions between 70 educators, researchers, policymakers and museum and library professionals concerning museums, libraries and Kindergarten to Grade 12 education.
These reports are the first steps in an attempt to create a vibrant Aboriginal voice in visual arts curation in Canada. The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective believes that their efforts could help rectify a lack of Aboriginal-driven exhibitions and reduce "the marginality of Aboriginal artists and curators".

These four Statistics Canada products examine the culture sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product and employment in various Canadian jurisdictions.

In this report, Barbara Soren explores the characteristics of educational and meaningful online experiences and evaluates a number of virtual museum exhibits based on their ability to engage online visitors.