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

In an effort to facilitate access to cultural data, Statistics Canada has made a wide range of survey data available online for free. Site users can access culture surveys, data and analysis from Statistics Canada's Culture Statistics Program. Topics include government spending on culture, international cultural trade, as well as sectoral information on, for example, the performing arts, heritage institutions, film and video, movie theatres, and book and periodical publishing.
This report, peppered with highlights of various museums' educational offerings, summarizes survey responses from 376 museums concerning their contributions to the education of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the U.S. in 2000-01.
The inquiry finds challenges in Australia's arts and crafts sector that appear to be quite similar to those in Canada, including the need for fewer "economic uncertainties" for artists, higher status within their communities, more opportunities to sell and exhibit their art, and increased capacity among organizations in the sector.