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St. Petersburg Museum Night in Denmark

At the first international conference RETHINK Participatory Cultural Citizenship, which took place on November 14-16 in Aarhus, Denmark, Victoria Seneva, Research Assistant at the HSE Laboratory for Culture Economics in Saint Petersburg, presented a report titled ‘Museum Night in St.Petersburg: Online Formation of Cultural Services’. This was a joint project carried out with Maria Dedova, Junior Research Fellow of the Laboratory.

The RETHINK Participatory Cultural Citizenship conference is the first annual international event of the Aarhus-2017 project, and was dedicated to the problems of cultural and civil activity. The conference brought together experts from Canada, Portugal, Mexico, France, Russia, and several other countries.

The three-day conference programme included 27 panel meetings, from ‘City Images and Branding’ to ‘Ecology and Materiality after the Participatory Turn’ and ‘Citizen Production, Democracy and Critical Deliberation’. The researchers of the HSE Laboratory for Culture Economics in Saint Petersburg were particularly interested in the sections‘Participatory Museums’, ‘Urban Spaces’, and ‘Art and Participatory Citizenship/Strategies’.

The report by Victoria Seneva and Maria Dedova was dedicated to the innovative behaviour of museums and other cultural institutions during Museum Night. The research focused on the way consumers participated in product formation, with particular reference to museums.

‘In our study we analyzed the comments left on the official forum of Museum Night. During our research we applied content analysis and sentiment analysis. It was very useful for us to take part in the conference, and to meet international scholars. It also encouraged us to generate new ideas and continue our research’, said Victoria Sedova.

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