Museums and exhibitions

Statistically recorded museums
Gone up +8.1% compared to 2020
Museum visits (in thousand)
7 896.8
Gone up +28.2% compared to 2020

According to the definition of ICOM (International Council of Museums), a museum is "a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment".

The museum statistics are based on a voluntary annual survey conducted by Statistics Austria. The population is represented by a pool of addresses processed by the Museumsbund Österreich in the course of museum registration, which exclusively contains units that meet the requirements of the ICOM definition of a museum in terms of quality. The statistics provide information on museum visits and activities as well as on structural characteristics, employment and financial management.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Museum statistics 2021. Compiled on 28 June 2023.

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