The Heritage Game

Economics, Policy, and Practice

by Alan Peacock,

A notable feature in cultural life is the growing demand to preserve and promote public access to historical buildings and sites, and artistic treasures of the past. Governments are increasingly involved in financing and regulating private attempts to meet this growing demand as well as extending their own provision of these treasures in state and locally owned museums and galleries. These developments raise important issues about the scope, content, and relevance ofheritage policies in today's world. Written by two leading figures in the field of cultural economics, this authoritative book focuses on the impact of economic analysis on the formulation and implementation of heritage policy.
  • OUP Oxford; March 2008
  • ISBN 9780191526619
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  • Title: The Heritage Game
  • Author: Alan Peacock; Ilde Rizzo
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

In The Press

Here is a wonderful book on the economics of cultural heritage. It deals with museums and galleries and with monumental sites. It gives plenty of useful advice on performance appraisal and the case for public intervention. It is a must for all practitioners in the cultural field as well as students.

About The Author

Sir Alan Peacock has been a sailor (1942-45), Professor of Economics in four major universities, the first Vice Chancellor of the independent University of Buckingham, Chief Economic Advisor of the DTI, and an independent consultant. Allegedly retired, in recent years he has been deeply concerned about cultural matters, having served on the Arts Council of Great Britain and as Chair of the Scottish Arts Council. He is perhaps best known as Chairman of the Committeeon Financing the BBC (1985-86).Ilde Rizzo is a specialist in cultural economics and is currently Chair of Public Finance at the University of Catania. She is a former member of the Italian Government Commission on Public Works and Vice Rector of the University of Catania.