Country     Bulgaria
Year     2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005
Definition Working group definition 1a                      
National criteria 1b   X X X X X X X X X X
Number of museums according to type of collection total 2a   201 204 187 188 197 201 2)  231 222 227 229
of which 2b Art, archaeology and history museums 154 160 133 138 137 137 145 143 147 140
  2c Science and technology museums, ethnology museums 17 13 17 18 19 18 22 20 20 20
  2d Other museums 30 31 37 32 41 46 64 59 60 69
Ownership state-owned museums 3a Total 26 29 25 26 28 27 35 30    
local-, regional-owned museums 3b Total 170 170 158 158 166 171 189 184    
other public-owned museums 3c Total 5 5 4 4 3 3)  3 3)  7 8    
private-owned museums 3d Total                    
  3e Of which
ppp
                   
Management state-managed museums 4a Total                    
local-, regional-managed museums 4b Total                    
other public-managed museums 4c Total                    
private-managed museums 4d Total                    
  4e Of which
ppp
                   
Ownership of permanent collection Public ≤ 50% 5a                      
Public > 50% 5b   201 204 187 188 197 201 231 222 227 229
Number of visits Total 6a   4.763.472 4.781.368 4.643.600 4.105.948 4.210.660 4.252.993 4.372.665 4.631.338 4.059.799 3.925.178
Of which 6b free admissions
Total
1.246.561 763.692 879.468 801.979 725.351 1.002.162 1.610.557 1.714.323    
  6c free admissions
%
26,20 16,00 18,90 19,50 17,20 23,60 36,80 37,00    
  6d foreigners
Total
737.642 792.329 782.292 830.087 840.637 868.436 870.861 1.136.633 960.142 971.747
  6e foreigners
%
15,50 16,60 16,80 20,20 20,00 20,40 19,90 24,50 23,60 24,80
  6f temporary exhibitions
Total
      3.783.241 3.955.288 4.019.197 4.135.176 4.208.602    
  6g temporary exhibitions
%
      92,10 93,90 94,50 94,60 90,90    
Staff Paid staff 7a Number
Total
3.021 3.106 2.860 2.697 2.674 2.500 2.432 2.398 2.573 2.531
  7b Number
Of which
specialised
1.866 1.846 1.747 1.682 1.663 1.584 1.605 1.615 1.626 1.589
  7c FTES a year
Total
                   
  7d FTES a year
Of which
specialised
                   
Volunteers 7e Number
Total
                   
  7f Number
Of which
specialised
                   
  7g FTES a year
Total
                   
  7h FTES a year
Of which
specialised
                   
Admissions Total number of museums with paid admissions with a price of tickets (in EUR) 8a < 2,5,- 159 159 158 154 147          
  8b 2,5 - 5,- 14 10 11 16            
  8c > 5,-     1              
Number of museums 8d with free entrance 28 35 17 18 44 71 112 119    
  8e with museum card                    
Temporary exhibitions Total 9a   2.068 2.448 2.620 2.090 2.208 2.045 2.092 2.011 1.937 1.633
Of which 9b Own production 1.133 1.470 1.645 1.054 891 1.073 1.134 1.221 1.145 1.044
  9c Joined productions 935 978 975 1.036 1.317 972 958 790 792 589
Expenditure (of museums) Total (In EUR) 10a   23.495.062 21.454.749 20.365.451 18.933.249 17.127.991 17.314.131 17.475.384 17.621.025 16.547.485 11.875.613
Of which 10b Ordinary expenditures
Total
                   
  10c Ordinary expenditures
Of which
Staff
                   
  10d Extraordinary expenditures
Total
545.440 492.439 440.192 680.181 522.945 460.498 352.308 507.692 411.774 517.041
  10e Extraordinary expenditures
Of which
for new Collections
109.131 106.157 87.150 322.257 108.667 123.056 149.231 231.282 196.839 151.096
Income (of museums) Total (in EUR) 11a   25.616.330 22.550.844 21.949.371 20.394.880 19.993.181 17.643.975 19.092.307 18.835.897 17.304.709 12.466.555
Of which 11b Entry fees 3.599.937 3.396.547 3.698.313 3.127.495 3.068.958 2.638.284 2.596.923 2.484.615 2.443.324 1.764.066
  11c Public subsidies 18.925.703 16.909.429 15.889.336 14.411.290 13.506.106 13.193.914 13.714.871 13.594.358 13.141.248 9.637.127
Public expenditure (for museums) Total (in EUR) 12a   18.925.703 16.909.429 15.889.446 14.411.290 13.506.106 13.193.914 13.714.871 13.594.358 13.141.248 9.637.127
Of which 12b Investments                    
Number of museums making use of computers Total number of museums equipped with at least one computer 13a   194 198 181 184 192 192 195 184 158 154
Of which 13b for administrative purpose 188 194 177 181 183 174 176 166 146 140
  13c for visitor's information purposes (e.g. interactive gallery system) 71 65 59 52 55 42 36 30 20 15
  13d having a database for electronic inventory 140 141 136 139 140 120 119 100 97 80
  13e having an Internet access 188 190 175 175 171 158 155 145 132 110
Information - Diffusion - Education Number of museums possessing a web-site 14 Total                    
Number of museums possessing an own web-site 15a Total 118 116 111 111 101 97 129 85 78 74
  15b Of wich
are updating themselves their web-site
                   
Number of museums 16a connected to a museum portal
Total
                   
  16b connected to a museum portal
Of which
connected to more than one museum portal
                   
  16c connected to (an)other portal(s)                    
Number of museums with at least one special museum education programme 17a Total 129 139 130 124 117 116 113 107 92 95
  17b Of which
for school children
126 136 130 120 116 97 96 95 91 92
  17c Of which
for ethnic minorities
21 28 26 22 25 14 17 21 17 12
  17d for senior citizens 62 69 67 67 58 48 39 47 36 34
  17e for others 26 32 28 31 25 16 22 12 17 15
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on working group definition
18   2,80 2,80 2,60 2,60 2,70 2,70 3,10 2,90 3,00 3,00
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on natioinal criteria
  19   2,80 2,80 2,60 2,60 2,70 2,70 3,10 2,90 3,00 3,00
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
including free entries
  20   66.362,00 66.188,00 63.916,00 56.210,00 57.300,00 56.448,00 57.648,00 60.751,00 53.001,00 50.714,00
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
excluding free entries
  21   48.996,00 55.616,00 51.811,00 45.231,00 47.429,00 43.147,00 36.414,00 38.264,00    
Average number of visits per museum
according to working group definition
  22   23.699,00 23.438,00 24.832,00 21.840,00   21.159,00 18.929,00 20.862,00 17.885,00 17.141,00
Average number of visits per museum
according to national criteria
  23   23.699,00 23.438,00 24.832,00 21.840,00 21.374,00 21.159,00 18.929,00 20.862,00 17.885,00 17.141,00
Staff per 100.000 inhabitants   24   42,10 43,00 39,40 36,90 36,40 33,20 32,10 31,50 33,60 32,70
Expenditure per capita (in EUR)   25   3,30 3,00 2,80 2,60 2,30 2,30 2,30 2,30 2,20 1,50
Public Expenditure per 100.000 inhabitants (in EUR)   26   263.663,00 234.075,00 218.707,00 197.256,00 183.795,00 175.118,00 180.813,00 178.324,00 171.562,00 124.512,00
Number of museums opened 200 days and more a year   27   186 190 173 177 186 185 207 192 203 193
Number of museums with more than 5.000 visits a year
including free entries
  28   115 112 111 106 113 106 120 117 138 116
Number of museums necessary to reach 50 % of total visits (including free entries) 29a   16 14 14 14 15 15 15 15    
75 % of total visits (including free entries) 29b   39 37 37 38 39 38 37 38    
Number of museums employing at least 1 specialised staff 30   197 198 186 188 197 201 231 222 227 229
Average price paid
(in EUR)
  31                      
Number of museums with at least one publication   32   111 127 121 123 123 152 145 139 94 101
Number of museums with at least one publication on an electronic data carrier   33   70 73 69 59 62 49 40 38 39 34
Museum participation
Source: Eurobarometer 1)
  34                      
Population
Source: Eurostat
  35   7.202.198 7.245.677 7.284.552 7.327.224 7.369.431 7.563.710 7.606.551 7.640.238 7.679.290 7.761.049
Density inhabitants/km²
Source: Eurostat
  36     66,30 66,70 67,50 4)  67,50 69,10 68,30 68,70 69,00 69,70
Purchasing Power Parity in EUR
Source: Eurostat
  37   46,000 47,000 46,000 47,000 46,000 44,000 0,870 43,000 40,000 37,000


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