Barcelona City Council’s Municipal Data Office has launched a website for monitoring the scope and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the City of Barcelona. It shows the evolution of various indicators relating to people's health, the economy, the job market, mobility, education and culture.
This website is conceived as an analytical tool that offers a global perspective from various areas of what the city was like, what it is like now and how it will recover.
A new set of data was recently included. with the monitoring of the total number of visitors to eleven city museum centres (either municipal facilities or with strong municipal connections).
The aggregated data corresponds to the following centres: Born CCM, Montjuïc Castle, the Design Museum, Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món, the Frederic Marès Museum, MUHBA Plaça del Rei, Monestir de Pedralbes, the Picasso Museum, the Natural Sciences Museum, the Botanical Garden, the Music Museum).
The series was initiated in January 2019 and is updated every week, with the aim of observing the trend and pace of recovery with regard to visitors returning to museums, a process that we expect to accelerate in the coming months.
We believe that including cultural data in the monitoring of the city is good news, and that this is the first step towards incorporating more data.