Museum and Tourism

25605 words 103 pages
Museums and tourism
Stakeholders, resource and sustainable development

Master’s Dissertation International Museum Studies Museion/Göteborg University Spring term 2004 Author: Guðbrandur Benediktsson Supervisor: Cajsa Lagerkvist

LIST OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1. Aims and objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2. Theoretical approaches and sources. . . . . . . . . .

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2. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1. What is a museum? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2. What is tourism? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3. MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL TOURISM. . . . . . . . . .
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3 Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean: Museums and their Visitors. Page 1. 4 Kotler, Neil and Philip Kotler: Museum Strategy and Marketing. Designing Missions. Building Audiences. Generating Revenue and Resources. Page 105. They give some examples from Great Britain. 5 Goeldner, Charles R. and J. R. Brent Ritchie: Tourism. Principles, Practices, Philosophies. Page 4-5. 6 McKercher, Bob and Hilary du Cros: Cultural Tourism. The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management. Page 231. 7 Kotler and Kotler for example talk about cultural tourism regarding museum financing opportunities. Kotler, Neil and Philip Kotler: Museum Strategy and Marketing. Page 53. 8 Goeldner, Charles R. and J. R. Brent Ritchie: Tourism. Principles, Practices, Philosophies. Page xv.

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matter of management or even a political concern and it all depends on cooperation where the challenge is in achieving “responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism”.9 Since tourism embraces almost all aspects of society, an interdisciplinary approach has become a more appreciated method within the field of tourism studies and various disciplinary inputs are thus important.10 In practice the complex construction of cultural tourism needs to have a dynamic relationship with various types of cultural activity and cultural institutions for its further development.11 In the museum world the interdisciplinary approach is also important. For cultural institutions like museums, tourism can certainly be

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