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Laboratory of Cultural Economics

Book chapter
Overtourism in Megalopolises: The Case of St. Petersburg

Gordin V. E., Borovskaya I., Fedorova E.

In bk.: Handbook of Research on the Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Responses to Overtourism. Chicago: IGI Global, 2020. P. 116-135.

The Laboratory of Cultural Economics conducts fundamental and applied scientific research, devoted to current issues of the development of the culture and creative industries sphere. The main emphasis in the research carried out by the Laboratory staff is placed on the study of socio-economic, managerial and information technology changes that affect cultural organizations.

The Laboratory implements projects on demand of cultural authorities of various levels, as well as a number of international projects in cooperation with foreign universities. The laboratory participates in programs to attract Russian and foreign postdocs.

The Laboratory attracts students of various master's and bachelor's programs to conduct research, which results in term papers and final thesis, and to organize project activities.

since 2011

>30 studies
conducted by the laboratory team
115 publications
released in international (Scopus, Web of Science) and russian (RSCI, VAK) journals
63 conferences
visited by the staff members of the Laboratory

Museum educational online services: HANDBOOK

The Laboratory has published the first edition of the handbook, which brings together 670 online educational products from museums, offering a wide range of topics for study, including both art history and management.

Museums and visitors: new formats of interaction in the post-lockdown period

The laboratory conducted a survey of 230 museums in order to identify the features of a new approach to interacting with the museum audience in the context of restrictive measures.


A platform for sharing experience in working with online museum resources


XX Annual Conference of the Cycle «Leontief Readings»

On September 11, 2021, Valery Gordin and Anastasia Polomarchuk made a presentation at the conference «Regional Economic Development and Regional Policies».

Russian and Dutch Youth Drive Museums

At the end of April, an international online conference ‘Youth as a Driver of Museum Development’ was held. It was dedicated to summarizing the preliminary results of the first stage of the same-name project and supported by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg. Students, who took an active part in the implementation of the project, and experts from the museum community shared their impressions and opinions on why it is necessary to develop and promote the youth direction in museums.

How museums are conquering the digital environment. Kartaev and Makharadze's show on radio Mayak

On April 27, Irina Alekseevna Sizova, a researcher at the Laboratory, became a guest expert in the Kartaev and Makharadze's show on radio Mayak.

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