Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) (2018): Culture and Local Development: Maximising the Impact - Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums. The Guide provides a roadmap for local governments, communities, and museums on how to define together a local development agenda that promotes a more sustainable future by mobilising the transformative power of culture. Culture is increasingly high on the agenda of OECD cities and regions, both in its own right and as part of inclusive growth efforts. The OECD has been working for several years on producing data and evidence on the linkages between culture and local development, job creation, tourism and social inclusion. This work seeks to help policymakers, both at the local and national level, to design local development strategies that leverage culture and target public investments effectively.
NEMO (2015): Museums' 4 Values - Values 4 Museums: Museums play an essential role in European life. In the 2015 publication the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) presents four core values museums preserve and disseminate on behalf of society. The important role of museums in the creation of knowledge and lifelong learning, their impact on communities and their contribution to the economic sector, all of which are stemmed from their vast collections, are emphasised in this publication. These four values are highlighted through examples of museum projects from 22 European countries. The presented exemplary museum projects differ greatly in terms of geography, structure and theme, but emphasise how museums serve their visitors, in particular, and society in general.
Eurocities, KEA and ERRIN (2014/2015): Culture for Cities and Regions. Catalogue of practices: In 2014 the European Commission selected the large European cities network Eurocities, the consultancy firm KEA European Affairs and ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) to implement the project 'Culture for cities and regions'. The initiative includes this catalogue of 70 good practices of European cultural projects related to cultural heritage as a driver of economic growth and social inclusion, culture and creative industries as a motor for urban regeneration and economic vitality, and culture for social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue.
Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH & european center for creative economy GmbH (2013):Creative Economy Ruhr - driver for innovation in economy, culture and urban development. The brochure presents five selected projects of ways that creative economy propels innovation to business, culture and urban development. It aims to give an insight into the modus operandi of the cultural and creative economy and at the same time show what is exemplary about the projects that might motivate others to play an active role in helping to shape our future. This brochure addresses all interested parties, property owners, artists, creative minds, companies, politicians and administrative officials.
Culture and Urban Policies: Dynamics and Effects of Cultural Third Sector: Interventions in Barcelona - (2012) Authors: Nicolás Barbieri, Xavier Fina and Joan Subirats.
The carbon footprint of museum loans is a pilot study at Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum Wales from 2011.
The Museum System of Southern Italy is an analysis on museums environment and cultural systems. This is part of the project "Poli museali di eccellenza del Mezzogiorno".
Culture and Urban Regeneration - The Role of Cultural Activities and Creative Industries in the Regeneration of European Cities - (2006) From the work done by URBACT Cultural Network.