Friday, 7 September 2007

New culture secretary says era of "targets" is over

I wonder what effect this will have on our online metrics and evaluation.

James Purnell, 37, the newly-appointed secretary of State for Culture, made his first substantive speech calling for a change in statistical "targets" in the arts: "Targets were probably necessary in 1997 [when Labour came to power], to force a change of direction in some parts of the arts world. But now, we risk idolising them." He has appointed Sir Brian McMaster, a member of Arts Council England, to advise on "how we can remove crude targets".

Article from The Art Newspaper

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