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The Birth of the Creative Industries Revisited

While much ink has been spilled over the UK government's 1998 'Creative Industries Mapping Document' – and particularly its controversial definition of this 'new' sector of the economy – the full story of exactly why and how it was written has not yet been told. Dr Jonathan Gross conducted a series of interviews with key participants in the document's creation, culminating in a 'witness seminar' held at Somerset House on 11 December 2018. The findings of this research are presented in, 'The Birth of the Creative Industries Revisited: An Oral History of the 1998 DCMS Mapping Document'.