Research Papers 2011

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure research papers published during 2011.

A summary of proposed funding changes for the Irish language voluntary sector: recent developments

- Date: 27/06/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

This paper summarises developments so far in the proposed changes to the way in which the Irish language voluntary sector is funded by Foras na Gaeilge. The roles of the various organisations involved in these developments is described, and Annexe 2 provides a commentary on some of the contextual differences of the Irish language in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Background briefing: North-South language bodies

- Date: 27/06/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

The North/South Language Body (An Foras Teanga) is one of the Implementation Bodies established by the North/South Co-operation Order. It is a single body, composed of two separate and largely autonomous agencies: Foras na Gaeilge, and the Ulster-Scots Agency (Tha Boord O Ulstér-Scotch).

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Background briefing:Waterways Ireland

- Date: 27/06/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

Waterways Ireland is a North-South Implementation Body, and is responsible for the management, maintenance, development and restoration of inland navigable waterways throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Background briefing: museums provision in Northern Ireland

- Date: 06/06/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

Museums in Northern Ireland are supported by two key bodies: National Museums Northern Ireland provides five museums, and also has responsibility for W5; Northern Ireland Museums Council supports local museums by providing some funding, training, and research into the museums sector. This paper summarises the role of NMNI and NIMC, and briefly describes some aspects of the policy development process.

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Assessing the value and impact of museums

- Date: 14/02/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

This research paper sets out a summary of recent attempts to assess the impact and value of museums across the UK and Ireland. Both economic and social impacts are considered, and the methodologies adopted by such assessments are discussed. Two case studies are used to highlight how economic and social impacts can be assessed in practice, and the lessons learned from each exercise are described.

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Analysis of Museums Policy Consultation Responses

- Date: 01/02/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

This Briefing Paper provides a brief analysis of the responses received by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) as part of the consultation exercise on a draft museums policy, Museums Policy for Northern Ireland , released for consultation between 24 July and 30 September 2010.

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Heritage and Cultural Rights: International Standards

- Date: 01/02/2011 - Author: Dr Dan Hull and Michael Potter

This paper sets out a summary of the international, European and domestic instruments which deal with cultural rights. The relationship between cultural rights instruments and cultural heritage is examined.

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