Country Year Definition
    Working group definition National criteria
    1a 1b
       
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015   X
Bulgaria 2015   X
Czech Republic 2015 X  
Denmark 2015   X
Estonia 2015 X  
Finland 2015   X 3) 
Germany 2015   X
Hungary 2015   X
Italy 2015 X  
Latvia 2015 X  
Lithuania 2015   X
Poland 2015   X 13) 
Portugal 2015 X  
Romania 2015 X  
Slovenia 2015   X
Sweden 2015   X
Switzerland 2015   X 24) 
The Netherlands 2015   X 22) 
 
Country Year Number of museums according to type of collection
    total of which
    2a 2b 2c 2d
      Art, archaeology and history museums Science and technology museums, ethnology museums Other museums
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 35 19   16
Bulgaria 2015 201 154 17 30
Czech Republic 2015 484 106 51 327
Denmark 2015 254 181 73  
Estonia 2015 255 65 20 170
Finland 2015 331 3)       
Germany 2015 6.710 1.207   8)  5.503
Hungary 2015 743      
Italy 2015 4.976 9)  2.656 1.184 1.136
Latvia 2015 149      
Lithuania 2015 104      
Poland 2015 926 279 144 503
Portugal 2015 669 262 171 236
Romania 2015 738 258 233 247
Slovenia 2015 126      
Sweden 2015 310 110 24 148
Switzerland 2015 1.111 325 212 574
The Netherlands 2015 692 494 158 40
 
Country Year Ownership
    state-owned museums local-, regional-owned museums other public-owned museums private-owned museums
    3a 3b 3c 3d 3e
    Total Total Total Total Of which
ppp
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015   31   4  
Bulgaria 2015 26 170 5    
Czech Republic 2015 31 349 47 57  
Denmark 2015 5     124  
Estonia 2015 85 88   82  
Finland 2015 19 4)  218 4)  8 4)  86 4)   
Germany 2015 432 2.586 437 2.994 261
Hungary 2015 124 474 38 107  
Italy 2015 439 2.365 398 1.774  
Latvia 2015 41 94 9 5  
Lithuania 2015 19 56 22 7  
Poland 2015 75 603 64 184  
Portugal 2015 484     185  
Romania 2015 74 574   90  
Slovenia 2015          
Sweden 2015 38 83 44 132 6
Switzerland 2015          
The Netherlands 2015 69     623  
 
Country Year Management
    state-managed museums local-, regional-managed museums other public-managed museums private-managed museums
    4a 4b 4c 4d 4e
    Total Total Total Total Of which
ppp
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015   31   4  
Bulgaria 2015          
Czech Republic 2015 31 349 47 57  
Denmark 2015          
Estonia 2015 77 88 8 82  
Finland 2015 19 4)  218 4)  8 4)  86 4)   
Germany 2015          
Hungary 2015 124 474 38 107  
Italy 2015 391 1.480 610 2.395  
Latvia 2015 41 94 9 5  
Lithuania 2015 19 56 22 7  
Poland 2015          
Portugal 2015          
Romania 2015          
Slovenia 2015          
Sweden 2015 38 83 44 132 6
Switzerland 2015          
The Netherlands 2015          
 
Country Year Ownership of permanent collection
    Public ≤ 50% Public > 50%
    5a 5b
       
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015    
Bulgaria 2015   201
Czech Republic 2015    
Denmark 2015    
Estonia 2015    
Finland 2015    
Germany 2015    
Hungary 2015    
Italy 2015    
Latvia 2015    
Lithuania 2015    
Poland 2015    
Portugal 2015    
Romania 2015    
Slovenia 2015    
Sweden 2015    
Switzerland 2015    
The Netherlands 2015 551 134
 
Country Year Number of visits
    Total Of which
    6a 6b 6c 6d 6e 6f 6g
      free admissions
Total
free admissions
%
foreigners
Total
foreigners
%
temporary exhibitions
Total
temporary exhibitions
%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 346.195            
Bulgaria 2015 4.763.472 1.246.561 26,20 737.642 15,50    
Czech Republic 2015 11.768.168 3.347.369 28,40 2.203.479 18,72    
Denmark 2015 16.185.412            
Estonia 2015 3.253.634 700.762 22,00 1.142.639 35,00    
Finland 2015 5.605.374 2.935.844 52,40        
Germany 2015 114.423.192            
Hungary 2015 9.563.281 3.813.724 39,87 1.846.241 19,30    
Italy 2015 110.567.265 46.186.121 41,80 38.610.026 34,90 38.286.641 34,60
Latvia 2015 3.259.783 1.304.343 40,00 241.652 10)  7,40 11)     
Lithuania 2015 3.896.254            
Poland 2015 33.271.294 14.771.292 44,00        
Portugal 2015 13.660.668 5.122.275 37,50 5.247.009 38,40 7.581.168 55,50
Romania 2015 13.051.886 4.106.357          
Slovenia 2015 2.653.820 1.604.563 60,50 332.055 13,00    
Sweden 2015 15.066.851 20)             
Switzerland 2015 12.081.844 25)             
The Netherlands 2015 31.429.000 23)  5.113.000 16,00 8.591.000 27,00    
 
Country Year Staff
    Paid staff Volunteers
    7a 7b 7c 7d 7e 7f 7g 7h
    Number
Total
Number
Of which
specialised
FTES a year
Total
FTES a year
Of which
specialised
Number
Total
Number
Of which
specialised
FTES a year
Total
FTES a year
Of which
specialised
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 319 15            
Bulgaria 2015 3.021 1.866            
Czech Republic 2015 5.699 2.868 5.699 2.868,00 1.138      
Denmark 2015                
Estonia 2015 2.076 1.551     474      
Finland 2015     2.645 1.133,00 1.148   23  
Germany 2015                
Hungary 2015 6.603 1.632     701 60    
Italy 2015 20.640       17.815      
Latvia 2015 1.933 934 12)             
Lithuania 2015 3.245 1.096            
Poland 2015 15.271 14)  6.494 15)      2.388 943 16)     
Portugal 2015 3.891 2.279     507 397    
Romania 2015 6.589 3.505            
Slovenia 2015 2.117 1.241     212 146    
Sweden 2015     4.716          
Switzerland 2015                
The Netherlands 2015 9.606   6.669   33.867      
 
Country Year Admissions
    Total number of museums with paid admissions with a price of tickets (in EUR) Number of museums
    8a 8b 8c 8d 8e
    < 2,5,- 2,5 - 5,- > 5,- with free entrance with museum card
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 12     23  
Bulgaria 2015 159 14   28  
Czech Republic 2015          
Denmark 2015          
Estonia 2015       48  
Finland 2015 4 5)  34 5)  84 5)  16  
Germany 2015 907 1.353 569 1.546  
Hungary 2015          
Italy 2015       4.557 626
Latvia 2015 88 25 3 27  
Lithuania 2015          
Poland 2015          
Portugal 2015         375
Romania 2015          
Slovenia 2015          
Sweden 2015   21)    23    
Switzerland 2015          
The Netherlands 2015       61 394
 
Country Year Temporary exhibitions
    Total Of which
    9a 9b 9c
      Own production Joined productions
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015      
Bulgaria 2015 2.068 1.133 935
Czech Republic 2015 4.254 2.840 1.414
Denmark 2015      
Estonia 2015 1.750 1.375 375
Finland 2015 1.089 567 235
Germany 2015 9.025    
Hungary 2015 1.775    
Italy 2015 7.452    
Latvia 2015 1.129    
Lithuania 2015 1.835    
Poland 2015 5.316 3.505  
Portugal 2015     308
Romania 2015 3.061 2.128 933
Slovenia 2015 2.020    
Sweden 2015      
Switzerland 2015 1.595 26)     
The Netherlands 2015 2.275    
 
Country Year Expenditure (of museums)
    Total (In EUR) Of which
    10a 10b 10c 10d 10e
      Ordinary expenditures
Total
Ordinary expenditures
Of which
Staff
Extraordinary expenditures
Total
Extraordinary expenditures
Of which
for new Collections
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015          
Bulgaria 2015 23.495.062     545.440 109.131
Czech Republic 2015 163.872.186       1.830.266
Denmark 2015          
Estonia 2015 48.923.829 48.550.873 22.713.187 372.956 372.956
Finland 2015 244.643.579 244.643.579 107.485.166   5.545.623 6) 
Germany 2015          
Hungary 2015 175.536.218   74.914.045   226.607
Italy 2015          
Latvia 2015 38.176.341 32.109.902 19.295.951 6.066.439 844.446
Lithuania 2015 54.884.436        
Poland 2015          
Portugal 2015          
Romania 2015          
Slovenia 2015 50.960.156   28.118.611    
Sweden 2015 466.216.300        
Switzerland 2015          
The Netherlands 2015 1.047.000.000 573.000.000 423.000.000   51.000.000
 
Country Year Income (of museums)
    Total (in EUR) Of which
    11a 11b 11c
      Entry fees Public subsidies
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015      
Bulgaria 2015 25.616.330 3.599.937 18.925.703
Czech Republic 2015 167.621.524    
Denmark 2015      
Estonia 2015 58.054.189 7.023.930 30.530.563
Finland 2015 244.643.579 14.497.999 188.840.075
Germany 2015      
Hungary 2015 206.377.968 12.032.871 127.020.375
Italy 2015      
Latvia 2015 39.225.323 3.577.088 31.697.754
Lithuania 2015      
Poland 2015      
Portugal 2015      
Romania 2015      
Slovenia 2015 51.049.844 7.173.043 41.581.276
Sweden 2015 460.106.200    
Switzerland 2015      
The Netherlands 2015 1.053.000.000 221.000.000 554.000.000
 
Country Year Public expenditure (for museums)
    Total (in EUR) Of which
    12a 12b
      Investments
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015    
Bulgaria 2015 18.925.703  
Czech Republic 2015 170.459.800 39.783.785
Denmark 2015    
Estonia 2015 30.530.563 28.689.450
Finland 2015 188.840.075  
Germany 2015    
Hungary 2015 127.031.811  
Italy 2015    
Latvia 2015 31.697.754 315.353
Lithuania 2015    
Poland 2015 327.018.469 17)  92.345.430 17) 
Portugal 2015    
Romania 2015    
Slovenia 2015    
Sweden 2015    
Switzerland 2015    
The Netherlands 2015 546.000.000  
 
Country Year Number of museums making use of computers
    Total number of museums equipped with at least one computer Of which
    13a 13b 13c 13d 13e
      for administrative purpose for visitor's information purposes (e.g. interactive gallery system) having a database for electronic inventory having an Internet access
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015          
Bulgaria 2015 194 188 71 140 188
Czech Republic 2015     120    
Denmark 2015          
Estonia 2015 151 151 49   142
Finland 2015 150 7)  150   144 7)  150 7) 
Germany 2015          
Hungary 2015 597   159 100 396
Italy 2015          
Latvia 2015 139 12)  134 80 121 137
Lithuania 2015          
Poland 2015          
Portugal 2015 356 223   87 322
Romania 2015          
Slovenia 2015          
Sweden 2015          
Switzerland 2015          
The Netherlands 2015          
 
Country Year Information - Diffusion - Education
    Number of museums possessing a web-site Number of museums possessing an own web-site Number of museums Number of museums with at least one special museum education programme
    14 15a 15b 16a 16b 16c 17a 17b 17c 17d 17e
    Total Total Of wich
are updating themselves their web-site
connected to a museum portal
Total
connected to a museum portal
Of which
connected to more than one museum portal
connected to (an)other portal(s) Total Of which
for school children
Of which
for ethnic minorities
for senior citizens for others
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015                      
Bulgaria 2015   118         129 126 21 62 26
Czech Republic 2015   438         255 224 19 111 86
Denmark 2015                      
Estonia 2015 200           154 158     130
Finland 2015 150 7)      150 7)               
Germany 2015                      
Hungary 2015 309           561 539     22
Italy 2015 2.778 2.778         2.791        
Latvia 2015             103        
Lithuania 2015 98           96        
Poland 2015 795           603 18)         
Portugal 2015 320 176   98 55   338     310 197
Romania 2015                      
Slovenia 2015                      
Sweden 2015                      
Switzerland 2015                      
The Netherlands 2015 692 692         541 529 5   18
 
Country Year
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on working group definition
     
    18
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 2,80
Czech Republic 2015 4,60
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 19,40
Finland 2015  
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015  
Italy 2015 8,18
Latvia 2015 7,50
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015 6,50
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on natioinal criteria
     
    19
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 0,99
Bulgaria 2015 2,80
Czech Republic 2015  
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015  
Finland 2015 6,00 4) 
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 8,00
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 7,50
Lithuania 2015 3,56
Poland 2015 2,41
Portugal 2015 3,70
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015 13,30
The Netherlands 2015 4,10
 
Country Year
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
including free entries
     
    20
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 9.841,00
Bulgaria 2015 66.362,00
Czech Republic 2015 111.621,00
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 247.498,42
Finland 2015 102.152,00
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 97.034,00
Italy 2015 181.867,00
Latvia 2015 164.130,00
Lithuania 2015 133.376,00
Poland 2015 86.644,00
Portugal 2015 131.884,00
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015 128,57
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015 185.964,00
 
Country Year
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
excluding free entries
     
    21
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 48.996,00
Czech Republic 2015  
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 194.192,64
Finland 2015 48.649,00
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 58.338,00
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 98.456,00
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015 48.177,00
Portugal 2015 82.432,00
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015 50,83
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015 163.239,00
 
Country Year
Average number of visits per museum
according to working group definition
     
    22
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 23.699,00
Czech Republic 2015 24.314,00
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 12.759,35
Finland 2015  
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015  
Italy 2015 2.222,00
Latvia 2015 21.878,00
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015  
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Average number of visits per museum
according to national criteria
     
    23
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 9.891,00
Bulgaria 2015 23.699,00
Czech Republic 2015  
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015  
Finland 2015 18.082,00 4) 
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 12.871,00
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 21.878,00
Lithuania 2015 37.464,00
Poland 2015 35.930,12
Portugal 2015 35.208,00
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015 10.875,00 27) 
The Netherlands 2015 45.418,00
 
Country Year
Staff per 100.000 inhabitants
     
    24
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 9,11
Bulgaria 2015 42,10
Czech Republic 2015 54,10
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 157,92
Finland 2015 48,20
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 66,60
Italy 2015 34,00
Latvia 2015 97,30
Lithuania 2015 111,00
Poland 2015 39,77
Portugal 2015 40,60
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015 103,00
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015 57,00
 
Country Year
Expenditure per capita (in EUR)
     
    25
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 3,30
Czech Republic 2015 15,54
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 37,22
Finland 2015 44,60
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 0,06
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 19,22
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015  
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015 24,70
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015 62,00
 
Country Year
Public Expenditure per 100.000 inhabitants (in EUR)
     
    26
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 263.663,00
Czech Republic 2015 1.616.814,00
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 2.322.408,12
Finland 2015 3.441.397,00
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015  
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 1.595.983,00
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015 851.610,60 19) 
Portugal 2015  
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015 3.230.630,45
 
Country Year
Number of museums opened 200 days and more a year
     
    27
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 23
Bulgaria 2015 186
Czech Republic 2015 380
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 177
Finland 2015 172 4) 
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015  
Italy 2015 2.693
Latvia 2015 118
Lithuania 2015 94
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015 383
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015 487
 
Country Year
Number of museums with more than 5.000 visits a year
including free entries
     
    28
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 9
Bulgaria 2015 115
Czech Republic 2015 236
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 97
Finland 2015 193 4) 
Germany 2015 2.210
Hungary 2015 269
Italy 2015 1.624
Latvia 2015 80
Lithuania 2015 75
Poland 2015 572
Portugal 2015 254
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015 197
Switzerland 2015 308
The Netherlands 2015 469
 
Country Year Number of museums necessary to reach
    50 % of total visits (including free entries) 75 % of total visits (including free entries)
    29a 29b
       
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015    
Bulgaria 2015 16 39
Czech Republic 2015    
Denmark 2015    
Estonia 2015    
Finland 2015 33 4)  83 4) 
Germany 2015    
Hungary 2015 372 558
Italy 2015    
Latvia 2015    
Lithuania 2015    
Poland 2015    
Portugal 2015 16 55
Romania 2015    
Slovenia 2015    
Sweden 2015    
Switzerland 2015    
The Netherlands 2015 32 96
 
Country Year
Number of museums employing at least 1 specialised staff
     
    30
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 13
Bulgaria 2015 197
Czech Republic 2015 280
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 136
Finland 2015 150 7) 
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 341
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 121
Lithuania 2015 94
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015 388
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Average price paid
(in EUR)
     
    31
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015  
Czech Republic 2015  
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 2,71
Finland 2015 6,82
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015  
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 1,83
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015  
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015 10,00
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Number of museums with at least one publication
     
    32
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 111
Czech Republic 2015 165
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 112
Finland 2015 71 7) 
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 269
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015 72
Lithuania 2015 63
Poland 2015 478
Portugal 2015 265
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Number of museums with at least one publication on an electronic data carrier
     
    33
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 70
Czech Republic 2015 13
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015  
Finland 2015  
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015  
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015  
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015 86
Portugal 2015 93
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Museum participation
Source: Eurobarometer 1)
     
    34
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015  
Czech Republic 2015  
Denmark 2015  
Estonia 2015 45,20
Finland 2015  
Germany 2015  
Hungary 2015 34,80
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015  
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015  
Portugal 2015  
Romania 2015  
Slovenia 2015  
Sweden 2015  
Switzerland 2015  
The Netherlands 2015  
 
Country Year
Population
Source: Eurostat
     
    35
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 3.518.290
Bulgaria 2015 7.202.198
Czech Republic 2015 10.542.942
Denmark 2015 5.659.715
Estonia 2015 1.314.608
Finland 2015 5.487.308
Germany 2015 81.197.537
Hungary 2015 9.855.571
Italy 2015 60.795.612
Latvia 2015 1.986.096
Lithuania 2015 2.921.262
Poland 2015 38.437.239
Portugal 2015 10.358.076
Romania 2015 19.870.647
Slovenia 2015 2.064.188
Sweden 2015 9.747.355
Switzerland 2015 8.327.126
The Netherlands 2015 16.900.726
 
Country Year
Density inhabitants/km²
Source: Eurostat
     
    36
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 68,74
Bulgaria 2015 66,20
Czech Republic 2015 133,70
Denmark 2015 132,40
Estonia 2015 30,20
Finland 2015 18,10
Germany 2015 228,60
Hungary 2015 106,00
Italy 2015 202,00
Latvia 2015 31,00
Lithuania 2015 44,70
Poland 2015 123,00
Portugal 2015 112,10
Romania 2015 86,10
Slovenia 2015 102,40
Sweden 2015 24,10
Switzerland 2015 207,10
The Netherlands 2015 502,00
 
Country Year
Purchasing Power Parity in EUR
Source: Eurostat
     
    37
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015  
Bulgaria 2015 47,000
Czech Republic 2015  
Denmark 2015 127,000
Estonia 2015 75,000
Finland 2015  
Germany 2015 124,000
Hungary 2015 57,600
Italy 2015  
Latvia 2015  
Lithuania 2015  
Poland 2015 69,000
Portugal 2015  
Romania 2015 57,000
Slovenia 2015 76,000
Sweden 2015 124,000
Switzerland 2015 165,000
The Netherlands 2015 108,000
 
1) Eurostat surveys 2001 and 2003, if not otherwise indicated
2) plus 695 freelancers
3) The statistics cover 150 professionally-run museums (administrative units) maintaining 331 museum sites
4) Answers by museum sites (331)
5) Admission fees for the main site of a museum
6) Included in the ordinary expenditures
7) Answers by administrative units (150)
8) This category is not applicable; in Germany Science and technology museums are split from ethnology museums
9) Italy: Total museums and similar Institutions.
10) Latvia: 241,652 (in groups only)
11) Latvia: 7,4 % (in groups only)
12) Latvia: data source – The digital Cultural Map of Latvia www.kulturaskarte.lv
13) 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.
14) 28820 (including people working on contracts and civil-law agreements)
15) 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)
16) Given data is about professional staff, which doesn’t have to refer to formal education in the subject.
17) Including transfers to local self-government entities and transfers between local self-government entities. Exchange rate: 18.10.2016 r.
18) As there is no definition on education programme, number above refers to museums which conduct education lessons.
19) Including transfers to local self-government entities and transfers between local self-government entities. Exchange rate: 18.10.2016 r.
20) Change of definition. Now only visitors that go into the exhibitions.
21) Only some of the state-owned museums answer the questions about fees. The rest of the museums do not get the questions.
22) The Netherlands: ICOM-defintion: All registered museums are included. Unregistered museums that meet a number of criteria based on the ICOM definition are also included in the population. These criteria are: - the museum has a fixed location, is permanently open and is at least 28 weeks a year and three days a week, accessible; - the museum is a non- profit organisation; - the museum has its own collection and is researching this collection; - the museum has a website or is accessible through a larger on line platform. Also some museums are included in the populatiion that do not meet these criteria, but are seen as a (major) museum by the public. They are classified as an expection to the rule. These new criteria are applied since 2015. So this means a break in the series form previous years. The number of museums counted changed from 799 (in 2013 to 6925 (in 2015)
23) Zoos are included
24) Switzerland: Slightly definition change: Switzerland does not take into accounts a) Conservation institutes and exhibition galleries on libraries and archives centres; b) Natural, archaeological and ethnographic monuments and sites and historical monuments and sites of a museum nature, owing to their acquisition, conservation and communication activities.
25) Switzerland: +/- 399082
26) Switzerland: +/-62
27) Switzerland: +/-361