Cultural institutions and voluntarism
This project is a part of Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector.
Background for the project
Internet and the use of digital tools in institutions has changed the frames and possibilities for volunteerism (e.g. Lokalhistoriewiki, Wikipedia, registration of archive material/photos, transcripts, etc.). In this relation, there is a need to develop knowledge on the relationship between cultural institutions (museums, archives, libraries) and their collaboration with voluntary organizations and volunteers. More knowledge on what cultural institutions do to engage volunteer labor will create a fundament for new initiatives that aim to achieve the potential that volunteer effort is to cultural institutions.
The project will map and describe the extent of voluntary work in public/publically financed culture institutions:
- What type of voluntary work is applied?
- What types of organizations are included in collaborations?
- What financial, disciplinary, and other values does the collaboration create for the institution?
- On the other hand; what does it coast the institutions to facilitate, organize and follow-up on the volunteers?