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Laboratory for Management in Culture and Tourism

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.

Management of Culture and Tourism Laboratory 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

>35 studies
conducted by the laboratory team
133 publications
released in international (Scopus, Web of Science) and russian (RSCI, VAK) journals
>70 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


During the weekend, on February 4-5, HSE University-St Petersburg held the Winter School for which 3194 people had registered. Prospective Master's students had a chance to learn more about studies in the programmes, listened to interesting lectures from professors and business experts, and even ask Eugene Vodolazkin, a famous writer, their questions. Find out how these two days went in the article.
February 07, 2023
In terms of digitalisation, the rapid development of virtual museums is a major phenomenon. However, while some issues in this field are clear on paper, the reality is less straightforward. In a new research paper, Irina Sizova, Associate Professor at the Department of Management, and her colleagues explore the legislative regulation of virtual museums in Russia. Irina explains in her new interview.
September 07, 2022
The Mirror Labs research project competition is aimed at HSE University departments that are planning to conduct joint studies with other Russian universities and research centres. The competition is now in its third year. A total of 19 academic organisations from 14 regions of Russia submitted applications as partners of HSE University, including 9 organisations participating for the first time.
July 13, 2022
A study of the digitalisation process of Russian museums has been conducted by the Laboratory for Management in Culture and Tourism at the HSE University–St. Petersburg, with the support of the Russian Committee of the International Union of Museums (ICOM Russia). The results of the study provide information on factors that contribute to failure or success in the museum digitalisation efforts and reveal its prospects, raise questions on tools that could be applied for attracting more visitors, as well as touch on possibilities for monetising museum online product range.
April 25, 2022
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