Image, Identity and Tourism: Public Art in Cultural Quarters

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    Abstract

    Cities are increasingly encouraging concentration of culture-related uses in specific areas, often labelled as 'cultural quarters', to achieve use synergies and regeneration outcomes. These outcomes may be linked to tourism since many cities are seeking to attract visitors to such areas by promoting and signposting or area branding. One mechanism often applied in such quarters is public art, since this has often been seen as a reliable method of attracting visitors, promoting public image, and enhancing local identity. However, such activities give rise to questions in relation to the potential contradiction between promoting place image and local identity. This is illustrated by case studies of public art schemes in Manchester's 'Northern Quarter' and Belfast's 'Cathedral Quarter'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTravel, Tourism and Art
    EditorsTijana Rakic, Jo-Anne Lester
    Place of PublicationFarnsham
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
    Pages207-218
    Number of pages12
    Volume1
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781472410399
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Tourism
    • Public art

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    McCarthy, J. P. (2013). Image, Identity and Tourism: Public Art in Cultural Quarters. In T. Rakic, & J-A. Lester (Eds.), Travel, Tourism and Art (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 207-218). Ashgate Publishing Ltd.