Country     Belgium
Year     2004
Definition Working group definition 1a    
National criteria 1b    
Number of museums according to type of collection total 2a   162
of which 2b Art, archaeology and history museums 192
  2c Science and technology museums, ethnology museums 58
  2d Other museums 56
Ownership state-owned museums 3a Total 8 2) 
local-, regional-owned museums 3b Total 74
other public-owned museums 3c Total 6
private-owned museums 3d Total 47
  3e Of which
Management state-managed museums 4a Total 8
local-, regional-managed museums 4b Total 53
other public-managed museums 4c Total 7
private-managed museums 4d Total 76
  4e Of which
Ownership of permanent collection Public ≤ 50% 5a   66
Public > 50% 5b   72
Number of visits Total 6a   3.706.139
Of which 6b free admissions
  6c free admissions
  6d foreigners
  6e foreigners
  6f temporary exhibitions
  6g temporary exhibitions
Staff Paid staff 7a Number
  7b Number
Of which
  7c FTES a year
  7d FTES a year
Of which
Volunteers 7e Number
  7f Number
Of which
  7g FTES a year
  7h FTES a year
Of which
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 100
  8e with museum card  
Temporary exhibitions Total 9a    
Of which 9b Own production  
  9c Joined productions  
Expenditure (of museums) Total (In EUR) 10a    
Of which 10b Ordinary expenditures
  10c Ordinary expenditures
Of which
  10d Extraordinary expenditures
  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    
Of which 12b Investments  
Number of museums making use of computers Total number of museums equipped with at least one computer 13a   112
Of which 13b for administrative purpose 83
  13c for visitor's information purposes (e.g. interactive gallery system) 34
  13d having a database for electronic inventory 80
  13e having an Internet access 102
Information - Diffusion - Education Number of museums possessing a web-site 14 Total 114
Number of museums possessing an own web-site 15a Total 68
  15b Of wich
are updating themselves their web-site
Number of museums 16a connected to a museum portal
  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 88
  17b Of which
for school children
  17c Of which
for ethnic minorities
  17d for senior citizens  
  17e for others 37
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on working group definition
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on natioinal criteria
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
including free entries
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
excluding free entries
Average number of visits per museum
according to working group definition
Average number of visits per museum
according to national criteria
  23   37.061,00
Staff per 100.000 inhabitants   24   23,10
Expenditure per capita (in EUR)   25    
Public Expenditure per 100.000 inhabitants (in EUR)   26    
Number of museums opened 200 days and more a year   27   132 3) 
Number of museums with more than 5.000 visits a year
including free entries
  28   100 4) 
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    
Average price paid
(in EUR)
  31     5) 
Number of museums with at least one publication   32     6) 
Number of museums with at least one publication on an electronic data carrier   33     7) 
Museum participation
Source: Eurobarometer 1)
  34   22,70
Source: Eurostat
  35   10.396.421
Density inhabitants/km²
Source: Eurostat
  36   343,60
Purchasing Power Parity in EUR
Source: Eurostat
  37   121,000

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