Characterization of the Museums Network of Los Ríos Region and selection of case studies

Karin Weil, Laura Fuquene, Gustavo Blanco, Simón Urbina y Cristobal Bize

This document is the result of field work carried out between May and June 2017, which aimed to facilitate the approach between the museums and cultural centers that make up the Network of Museums and Cultural Centers of Los Ríos Region, in order to know in greater depth their diverse realities from quantitative and qualitative aspects referring to territory, users and communities. This research is presented in an exploratory way through an interpretative approach, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data with primary and secondary data sources.
The methodological process was carried out through two main activities: (i) the development and application of a deliberation rubric for the selection of the universe of museums relevant to research; and ii) the construction and application of the data collection tool "A day in the museum". In the first case, the rubric was generated by reviewing and analyzing secondary information about the Museums Network of Los Ríos Region and the institutions that compose it (databases, existing data sheets and bibliographic review). In the second case, primary information was collected through semi-structured interviews applied, mainly, to those in charge of museums and cultural centers, as well as through participant observation in the territories and in different activities carried out by members of the Network.

  • museology
  • Community
  • sustainability
  • exhibiting
  • Heritage
  • Museums
  • Social development
  • Cultural landscape
  • Territory