Culture has always been an important factor for economic development and local attractiveness in European regions and cities. In Italy, there are over 4,100 museums, 1,400 theatres, 11,400 libraries, 6,000 archaeological sites, 367 archaeological areas, 85,000 National Trust churches, and 40,000 historical residences, whose property, traditionally, is entrusted to public administration, and local entities in particular. For this reason it would be particularly interesting to analyze the Italian case in order to assess the political and institutional changes of the cultural public sector have made it necessary to introduce governmental criteria and adopt methods and instrumentation marked by a logic of economic rationality in the governance of cultural heritage. The present contribution proposes a definition of the political-institutional context in which the Italian cultural “services” are allocated along with an interpretational scheme of analysis regarding the variables relevant to their governance. It is also analyzed in depth the dimension of the cultural sector in Italy, in comparison with the other European countries, and the effects of the present financial crisis on the amount of resources devoted to the Italian local cultural assets.

Managing Cultural Assets in Europe and Italy

DEL SORDO, CARLOTTA;FARNETI, GIUSEPPE;ORELLI, REBECCA LEVY
2010

Abstract

Culture has always been an important factor for economic development and local attractiveness in European regions and cities. In Italy, there are over 4,100 museums, 1,400 theatres, 11,400 libraries, 6,000 archaeological sites, 367 archaeological areas, 85,000 National Trust churches, and 40,000 historical residences, whose property, traditionally, is entrusted to public administration, and local entities in particular. For this reason it would be particularly interesting to analyze the Italian case in order to assess the political and institutional changes of the cultural public sector have made it necessary to introduce governmental criteria and adopt methods and instrumentation marked by a logic of economic rationality in the governance of cultural heritage. The present contribution proposes a definition of the political-institutional context in which the Italian cultural “services” are allocated along with an interpretational scheme of analysis regarding the variables relevant to their governance. It is also analyzed in depth the dimension of the cultural sector in Italy, in comparison with the other European countries, and the effects of the present financial crisis on the amount of resources devoted to the Italian local cultural assets.
2010
Bacini Territoriali e bacini culturali nello sviluppo delle piccole e medie imprese
189
204
del Sordo C.; Farneti G.; Orelli R.L.
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