Econcult: Area of Research in Economics of Culture and Tourism

Dr Sendy Ghirardi’s doctoral thesis is now available on the Econcult website

Dr Sendy Ghirardi’s doctoral thesis is now available on the Econcult website

The capacity of art to influence human experience, as a way to communicate ideas, moods and desires, is universally acknowledged. What is less known is the impact that art and artistic expression can have on the wellbeing of those consuming said art. As such, museums could almost be considered as providers of wellbeing to visitors.

Dr Sendy Ghirardi’s thesis, which is now available free on the Econcult website, aims to expand our understanding of the relationship between museum experience and the psychological wellbeing of museum-goers in the Mediterranean region by focusing on two basic questions: 1) is there a relation between museum experience and the psychological well-being of museum users? 2) if there is, how can the museum foster it?

The conclusions derived from her research could have important implications for the academic studies, the museum sector, as well as for policy development in relation to culture and health.

Visitors enjoying a work of art

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