Country     Poland
Year     2016 2015 2014 2011 2010 2009 2005 2003
Definition Working group definition 1a                  
National criteria 1b   X 15)  X 8)  X X X X X X
Number of museums according to type of collection total 2a   944 926 844 777 782 774 690 665
of which 2b Art, archaeology and history museums 281 279 252 241 252 234 211 272 2) 
  2c Science and technology museums, ethnology museums 141 144 135 88 94 153 170 116 3) 
  2d Other museums 522 503 457 448 436 387 309 277 4) 
Ownership state-owned museums 3a Total 76 75 62 61 54 59 5)  57  
local-, regional-owned museums 3b Total 605 603 581 558 547 519 488  
other public-owned museums 3c Total 70 64 52 168 181 67    
private-owned museums 3d Total 193 184 149 95 117 129 113  
  3e Of which
ppp
            47  
Management state-managed museums 4a Total       61 54 59 57  
local-, regional-managed museums 4b Total       558 547 519 488  
other public-managed museums 4c Total       168 181 67    
private-managed museums 4d Total       95 117 129 113  
  4e Of which
ppp
               
Ownership of permanent collection Public ≤ 50% 5a         777 782 645    
Public > 50% 5b         95 117 129    
Number of visits Total 6a   36.081.555 33.271.294 30.609.390 24.918.000 22.216.000 20.655.000 18.488.000  
Of which 6b free admissions
Total
13.749.059 14.771.292 13.699.800 9.121 8.368 7.098.000    
  6c free admissions
%
38,00 44,00 45,00 36,60 37,60 34,36    
  6d foreigners
Total
               
  6e foreigners
%
7,00              
  6f temporary exhibitions
Total
               
  6g temporary exhibitions
%
               
Staff Paid staff 7a Number
Total
15.775 15.271 9)             
  7b Number
Of which
specialised
6.775 6.494 10)             
  7c FTES a year
Total
               
  7d FTES a year
Of which
specialised
               
Volunteers 7e Number
Total
2.779 2.388            
  7f Number
Of which
specialised
956 11)  943 11)             
  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,-                
  8b 2,5 - 5,-                
  8c > 5,-                
Number of museums 8d with free entrance                
  8e with museum card                
Temporary exhibitions Total 9a   5.563 5.316 5.102 4.958 4.894 4.897 3.058 2.539
Of which 9b Own production 3.696 3.505 3.327 3.206 3.148 3.203 6)     
  9c Joined productions       1.752 1.746 1.694 7)     
Expenditure (of museums) Total (In EUR) 10a                  
Of which 10b Ordinary expenditures
Total
               
  10c Ordinary expenditures
Of which
Staff
               
  10d Extraordinary expenditures
Total
               
  10e Extraordinary expenditures
Of which
for new Collections
               
Income (of museums) Total (in EUR) 11a                  
Of which 11b Entry fees                
  11c Public subsidies                
Public expenditure (for museums) Total (in EUR) 12a   275.100.943 16)  327.018.469 12)  1.210.948.000          
Of which 12b Investments 183.860.377 16)  92.345.430 12)  297.397.000          
Number of museums making use of computers Total number of museums equipped with at least one computer 13a                  
Of which 13b for administrative purpose                
  13c for visitor's information purposes (e.g. interactive gallery system)                
  13d having a database for electronic inventory                
  13e having an Internet access                
Information - Diffusion - Education Number of museums possessing a web-site 14 Total 822 795 766          
Number of museums possessing an own web-site 15a Total                
  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 588 13)  603 13)             
  17b Of which
for school children
               
  17c Of which
for ethnic minorities
               
  17d for senior citizens                
  17e for others                
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on working group definition
18                  
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on natioinal criteria
  19   2,46 2,41 2,22 2,02 2,03 2,03 1,81  
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
including free entries
  20   93,96 86.644,00 80.551,00 64.722,00 57.703,00 54.161,00 48.525,00  
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
excluding free entries
  21   58,16 48.177,00 44.499,00 41.031,00 35.969,00 35.549,00    
Average number of visits per museum
according to working group definition
  22                  
Average number of visits per museum
according to national criteria
  23   38.221,98 35.930,12 36.267,05 32.069,00 28.265,00 26.686,00 26.794,00  
Staff per 100.000 inhabitants   24   41,08 39,77            
Expenditure per capita (in EUR)   25                  
Public Expenditure per 100.000 inhabitants (in EUR)   26   716.408,71 16)  851.610,60 14)             
Number of museums opened 200 days and more a year   27                  
Number of museums with more than 5.000 visits a year
including free entries
  28   583 572 550          
Number of museums necessary to reach 50 % of total visits (including free entries) 29a                  
75 % of total visits (including free entries) 29b                  
Number of museums employing at least 1 specialised staff 30         777 782 774    
Average price paid
(in EUR)
  31   2,83 17)               
Number of museums with at least one publication   32   475 478 478          
Number of museums with at least one publication on an electronic data carrier   33   91 86 87          
Museum participation
Source: Eurobarometer 1)
  34               21,00 21,00
Population
Source: Eurostat
  35   37.967.209 38.437.239 38.005.614 38.529.866 38.167.329 38.135.876 38.173.835 38.218.531
Density inhabitants/km²
Source: Eurostat
  36   123,00 18)  123,00 121,70 123,20 122,10 122,00 122,10 122,20
Purchasing Power Parity in EUR
Source: Eurostat
  37   69,000 69,000 68,000 65,000 63,000 61,000 51,000 49,000


Blank spaces either imply that there is no data available or that the data is negligible or is equal to zero

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nil or negligible
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provisional or estimated statistical information
1) Eurostat surveys 2001 and 2003, if not otherwise indicated
2) Includes: Art, Archæology, History, Martyrdom.
3) Includes: Ethnography, Natural science, Technology, Regional.
4) Includes: Biography, Others.
5) Poland: according to the Polish law, state owned museums may be managed only by state.
6) Poland: own production includes exhibitions in spot (in the museum which has organized it) and in other venues.
7) Poland: joined production includes visiting exhibitions from native and foreign museums.
8) Definition: museums are non-profit organisational units whose aim is to gather and to permanently protect the natural and cultural heritage of both material and non-material character, as well as to provide information on the values and contents of collections, to popularise the fundamental values of history, science and culture, to develop cognitive and aesthetic sensitivity, and to provide access to their collections (The Act of 21 November 1996 on Museums). Every time when number of museums are mentioned data includes branches.
9) 28820 (including people working on contracts and civil-law agreements)
10) Given data is about professional staff, which doesn’t have to refer to formal education in the subject. 13261 (including people working on contracts and civil-law agreements)
11) Given data is about professional staff, which doesn’t have to refer to formal education in the subject.
12) Including transfers to local self-government entities and transfers between local self-government entities. Exchange rate: 18.10.2016 r.
13) As there is no definition on education programme, number above refers to museums which conduct education lessons.
14) Including transfers to local self-government entities and transfers between local self-government entities. Exchange rate: 18.10.2016 r.
15) Definition: A museum is a non-profit organisational unit the aim of which is to collect and preserve natural and cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, to inform about the values and contents of its collections, to promote fundamental values of the Polish and world history, science and culture, to develop cognitive and aesthetic sensitivity and provide access to the collected holdings. (The Act on Museums of 21 November 1996) The term “museum” is not a protected designation in Poland. Every time when number of museums are mentioned data includes branches.
16) Data: Ministry of Finance Including transfers to local self-government entities and transfers between local self-government entities.
17) Estimation made on the basis of results of Museum Statistics Project (conducted by National Institute for Museums and Public Collections). Data for 189 museums (without branches).
18) Source: Central Statistical Office of Poland