Проект «Свой музей» и частные музеи Ленинградской области: Предварительные результаты исследования
This article presents the intermediate results of ”Svoi Musei” (Your Own Museum) project, dedicated to private museums in the Leningrad Region, which aims to create an Association of private museums in region. The project was initiated by the private institution “Museum of the village of Psoed” and is implemented with the support of the V. Potanin Charity Fund (implementation dates 2019–2021). One of the main results of the project is the support of existing private museums in the Leningrad Region and those who are ready to start creating them, in order to increase the overall level of museum management and increase information accessibility about museums. Empirical data that was collected during the project, became the basis of this article. The purpose of the article is to characterize the work of private museums at present, the models of their functioning, needs and development tasks. As a result of the analysis, several groups of private museums (the so-called “professional” and “non-professional” museums) and differences in their activities has be determined. This information is of interest for understanding and studying a private museum as a new cultural institution, and in aims of developing a set of support and policy measures for private museums. So, within the framework of the project, expert and consulting support is provided, an educational program is carried out. Moreover, the project ”Svoi Musei” (Your Own Museum) offers opportunities for communication and cooperation of museums within the cultural sector institutions, social and tourist infrastructure, government bodies, grant-giving organizations.