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UK Museums To Compare Detailed Visitor Figures With Those From Other Leisure Outlets

“A consortium of 18 organisations, including the Tate group of galleries, the British Museum and Imperial War Museums, has contracted market researchers DJS Research for a major project that will assess visitor experience, satisfaction and attendance over the next four years” — and will compare the findings with similar data from such attractions as theme parks. – Arts Professional

Abigail Disney Says Disney CEO’s Compensation Is ‘Insane’

The Disney heir isn’t happy with the numbers – not the raw numbers, but the pay gap. “Disney told attendees that her perspective has been informed by her interactions with Disneyland employees in Anaheim, California. Over time, she said, they have experienced a reduction in benefits, and in many cases are struggling to pay for essential needs like medicine. … ‘When [Iger] got his bonus last year, I did the math, and I figured out that he could have given personally, out of pocket, a 15% raise to everyone who worked at Disneyland, and still walked away with $10 million.'”- FastCompany

Italian Futurism Led Straight To Fascism (And The Same Could Happen Again Elsewhere)

“There are lessons to be learned for today’s technologists and futurists in Marinetti’s [Futurist Manifesto], and it would be foolish to ignore them. Let’s first take a look at the words often used to describe the Italian Futurist movement: invention, modernity, speed, industry, disruption, brash, energetic. … Does any of this sound familiar?” – Wired