Brand Wellington: When City Imaging Is GLAM’ed

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 108)


City imaging is part of the creative industries portfolio of policies. Yet the relationship between institutions of public culture and urban regeneration is under-researched. This chapter explores ‘GLAMs’ – Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums – to show how a city can be transformed through these knowledge institutions. Tara Brabazon shows the transformations of Wellington led by Te Papa, the national museum, that created the conditions for Wellywood and the making of Lord of the Rings.


National Identity Film Production Creative Industry Cultural Policy Film Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Teacher EducationCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia

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