Posted by Helen Moore, Marketing Manager
‘“Public value speaks to our time…” writes Carol Scott in the preface to this collection of essays by eminent museum commentators. This important contribution to the debate about museum impact and function deals not only with the philosophy of modern museums, but with the management disciplines that will help museum leaders develop effective strategies to deliver and demonstrate true public value. In a world of economic uncertainty and changing socio-political dimensions, a museum’s ability to do this is critical to its purpose, its mission and its future.’ Alec Coles, CEO, Western Australian Museum
Author Carol Scott has a busy conference schedule ahead. In the coming months she will be speaking at the following events on her favorite subject of Museums and Public Value.
Starting in September she will be speaking in Swansea at the Group for Education in Museums annual conference from 8th-10th September.
Carol will be one of the keynote speakers at the Maritime Heritage Forum in Newcastle, from 4th-5th October, speaking on ‘User value, public value and the future of museums’.
In Edinburgh on 22nd October, the Museums and Galleries Scotland Conference theme will be resilience, and Carol’s paper will be ‘Adventures In Measuring Social Value: Can We Prove that Museums Make a Difference?’
Last stop will be the ICOM MPR conference in Yerevan, Armenia 24th-28th October
Carol’s book Museums and Public Value was reviewed recently in Museums World
‘Museums and Public Value makes a significant contribution to the field by bringing together the latest thinking on public value and its application, helping thereby to move the debate forward in terms of its wide-ranging implications for both theory and practice. Readers may well feel empowered to use it to inform their particular area of museum work, as there is ample encouragement and numerous positive examples to be found in the pages of this book.’
About the author
Carol A. Scott lives in London and works with museum leaders in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia, using value as a core concept in planning, branding, audience engagement, measurement and funding. She is recognised internationally for her expertise in this area and is in demand as a conference presenter and thought leader. Her writing on museums and value has been published in Curator: The Museum Journal, Museum Management and Curatorship, Cultural Trends and the International Journal of Arts Management.