Museum and Tourism

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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

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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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This is an immense and actual task, for “[t]he achievement of a beneficial inter-action between the potentially conflicting expectations and aspirations of visitors and host or local communities, presents many challenges and opportunities.”13 I believe that within the museum world lies much knowledge and experience which is certainly relevant to further discussion and development of the relationship between cultural heritage management and tourism. Though my topic is connected to the field of cultural tourism, it has to be kept clear that this thesis is on museums and museology rather than on tourism. The reason is that cultural tourism is a form of tourism – it is not a form of cultural heritage management and is not a form of museum management.14 Museums can on the other hand contribute to cultural tourism as attractions, because they work with the cultural heritage, or even are themselves cultural or heritage assets. Therefore their input to the development in the field of cultural tourism is certainly valid. Though the tourism sector and the cultural heritage management sector, including the museums, actually do have

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