Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Fundraising Opportunities for Science and Technology Museums

Contents:

Author Info

  • Elena Borin

    ()

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the possibilities of private funding for a special kind of museums: science museums and technology centers. In the last years the economic crisis has impacted on the cultural sector, decreasing the public resources traditionally allocated to museums and arts and heritage in general. That has forced art professionals to develop alternative strategies to get the necessary financial support for museum’s activities. Although the crisis has affected also private companies and individuals, nowadays fundraising from the private sector seems to be the major alternative to the lack of public funds. I will start this paper analyzing the ethical problems in applying fundraising and marketing in general to museums and then proceed focusing on the main private sponsors of museums in general (foundations, private corporations and individuals). I will then concentrate on science museums addressing their peculiarities and characteristics; I will later deal with issues related to concrete private sponsorship for this type of museums. In the conclusion, I will delineate what some of the major future challenges for this sector are.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://out.economia.unife.it/uploads/dip_deit/quaderni/201112.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by University of Ferrara, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201112.

    as in new window
    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: 10 Sep 2011
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:udf:wpaper:201112

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Via Voltapaletto, 11 - I-44121 Ferrara (Italy)
    Phone: +39 0532 455006
    Fax: +39 0532 205349
    Web page: http://dipem.economia.unife.it/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Fundraising; Audience Analysis; Marketing; Science and Technology Museums;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:udf:wpaper:201112. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alberto Benati).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.