International partnership; global diplomacy (index map); IR; cultural policy; social issues; cultural exchange; transnational connections;
We know that museums are collaborating internationally, sharing resources etc. But there is lacking research into a framework for international partnerships based on the evaluation of current strategies used to both establish and maintain these relationships.
To evaluate current practices in the establishment and maintenance of strong, fruitful international partnerships between cultural organisations in order to identify key attributes of successful relationships such that a general framework can be developed to apply to potential future partnerships.
This research asks: are there specific attributes that are common across international partnerships with different countries/organisations? – if so, what are they and what are the idiosyncrasies?
These could be categorised in a way such as; social issues/values, economic issues/values, cultural issues/values, political issues/values.
The aim would be to develop a general framework of international cultural partnership development and maintenance strategies – may take the form of steps to follow, but more likely would create map/s or model/s of strategic pathways.
Although each relationship is unique, there are likely underlying commonalities between successful international transcultural partnerships and that is the hypothesis that this research aims to prove.
- Case study ACMI
- Document analysis of Annual Reports
- Network analysis of ACMI relationships with Int’l orgs
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