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Understanding Cultural Values

Title
Understanding Cultural Values: The value of culture. From heritage to cultural industries
Speaker(s)
Hosted by: Professor J P Singh # Director, Institute for Internaiona; Speaker: Professor Francoise Benhamou # Economist, Commissioner at ARCEP (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes). Professor of Economics at Paris 13 University and Sciences Po-Paris
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Date and Time
13th Feb 2017 18:00 - 13th Feb 2017 19:30
Location
Room 6.02 (top floor), Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh EH9 8LD
URL
http://www.iicr.ed.ac.uk/events/16_17/understanding_cultural_values

Through an intergovernmental agreement signed on March 6, 2007, France and the United Arab Emirates decided to create Louvre Abu Dhabi, a singular and unique museum which will bring together the dynamism of Abu Dhabi and the values of excellence embodied by the Louvre name.  This case of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is symptomatic of the difficulties to assess the value of culture. How can we define what should be considered as the value of culture? Is it possible to quantify the value of culture? In the field of heritage, it is easy but questionable to put forward the spill over effects of culture. Many other aspects should be taken into account. Moreover, digitization changes the context and constraints faced by cultural public and private enterprises and leads them to adopt new economic models in order to better monetise their cultural assets.

Professor Francoise Benhamou Biography 
Economist, Commissioner at ARCEP (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes). Professor of Economics at Paris 13 University and Sciences Po-Paris. Member of the Board of the Musée du Louvre, of the Board of the Institut national du Patrimoine, of the Cercle des Economistes. Member of the program Committee of the TV channel ARTE, of the Board of the Association française de sciences économiques, of the board of the journal Esprit. President of the research Committee of the Centre National du livre. Past-President of the ACEI (Association for Cultural Economics International). Blog on the book market in Livres Hebdo. She has recently published Le livre à l’heure numérique. Papier, écrans. Vers de nouveaux vagabondages (Seuil, 2014) and Politique 

Co-sponsored by the Quartermile Development Project and the School of Economics

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