Vil man ha forskning i museene? Museumspolitiske mål og hindringer for forskningsarbeid
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Original versionNordisk Museologi. 2020, 2, 26–40 https://doi.org/10.5617/nm.8438
The Norwegian museum policy states that research is an important part of museum activities. Numerous structural and more employee-directed measures have been implemented, nationally and locally in the museums, to further and encourage research activity in the sector. Based on a survey among museum employees who have participated in continuing education courses in research and research publication at the University of Bergen, we argue that structural measures – such as research leadership systems and formal research plans – at individual museums are important, but not sufficient to further research. Individual adaptation of the working environment, where research projects are prioritised by the institution leadership and given time, is crucial for furthering of research in museums.