Museum Cluster in a Small City: Evidence from Russia

  • Marina ShereshevaEmail author
  • Elena Kondyukova
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The article reveals the specificity of small museum forms that have developed over the past decade. The case of the small peripheral Urals city Irbit analyzed in the context of the cultural urban environment. The opportunities to form museum cluster in Irbit identified, strengths and weaknesses of prospective cluster development discussed, and recommendations for small museums further development offered, with special attention paid to logistics, technical equipment and infrastructure issues.


Museum Small city Culture Digital technologies Tourism Russia 

JEL Classification

R110 Z320 Z110 



This paper is prepared with the financial support of Russian Science Foundation (project No. 17-18-01324 “Sustainable development of the territorial economy through networking of small cities and district centers”).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia

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