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Research project

Southampton Cultural Data Observatory

Project overview

This project addresses how arts and cultural sector data in Southampton can be made accessible and sharable. Following a series of consultation workshops examining datasets and data needs, a framework for integrating arts and cultural sector into the Southampton Data Observatory was developed.


Lead researcher

Professor Fraser Sturt

Deputy Director SMMI

Research interests

  • Maritme Archaeology
  • Geomatics
  • Evaluation methods
Other researchers

Professor Daniel Ashton

Professor-Cultural & Creative Industries

Research interests

  • Work and the Creative Economy
  • Culture, Data and Place
  • Arts and Cultural Organisations

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups