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Museums and collections

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Key figures

11

million visits to Norwegian museums in 2016

Museum facts.
200720161Change in percentage
1Five museums are no longer defined as a museum.
Visits
Total visits10 193 90311 217 24610.0
Individual visits7 409 1218 884 04219.9
Visitors in groups2 784 7822 333 204-16.2
Paying visitors5 387 0335 597 2413.9
 
Man-years
Remunerated man-years3 568.23 954.810.8
Man-years by permanent employees2 656.63 069.215.5
Percentage permanent employment74.578

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Table 1 
Museums and collections. Employment

Museums and collections. Employment
Man-years, totalRemunerated man-yearsMan-years by permanent employees
Rettet 23. mai 2017.
20063 578.63 397.12 517.2
20073 768.13 568.22 656.6
20083 842.03 638.62 674.9
20093 840.83 633.52 715.6
20103 932.53 726.92 792.3
20113 977.83 782.42 844.0
20123 972.73 778.12 868.1
20134 064.83 862.92 952.9
20144 052.83 864.62 999.2
20154 213.14 015.13 085.4
20164 150.73 954.83 069.2
 
2016
Østfold70.468.458.7
Akershus141.7125.785.2
Oslo1 092.91 074.3838.2
Hedmark165.8151.1119.8
Oppland194.9181.4146.4
Buskerud158.7135.178.9
Vestfold82.979.770.9
Telemark97.892.865.6
Aust-Agder64.363.654.3
Vest-Agder105.999.588.4
Rogaland289.9278.5225.6
Hordaland457.8447.5353.3
Sogn og Fjordane64.464.048.9
Møre og Romsdal122.4108.991.8
Sør-Trøndelag429.5411.3290.5
Nord-Trøndelag128.6112.791.8
Nordland198.8190.6161.9
Troms - Romsa160.3149.0111.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku113.0110.079.7
Svalbard10.710.77.7

Table 2 
Museums and collections. Size of collections

Museums and collections. Size of collections
Art historicalSocial historicalNatural historicalPhotographyArchaeological
2006505 1816 287 26711 220 11617 090 7290
2007452 6613 469 43011 855 59017 941 7874 658 042
2008450 7623 489 29411 921 26123 431 2814 191 631
2009453 3053 542 74511 542 27122 914 2544 279 451
2010451 8953 588 7109 953 46724 731 1054 404 473
2011643 0833 590 08910 138 47829 681 6354 611 748
2012692 1363 594 99910 250 11231 773 8784 922 274
2013715 7553 605 98810 293 70530 974 7205 176 241
2014760 4283 728 07510 437 05331 907 3546 346 950
2015766 8993 779 69010 559 20733 885 9466 705 567
2016782 8873 633 8529 946 82534 027 0686 991 980
 
2016
Østfold4 97390 6681 047807 799314
Akershus3 40487 0873694 887 9810
Oslo589 507789 8445 690 4596 920 7182 026 594
Hedmark3 174201 5031 8634 951 6007 222
Oppland1 681174 8963 4271 876 805487
Buskerud5 333227 1439 602308 5530
Vestfold6 338114 6331 0121 549 420804
Telemark9 894163 9808003 354 5441 137
Aust-Agder089 92912 14288 442490
Vest-Agder2 58366 790110 970207 895206
Rogaland15 559285 47424 2111 364 0791 215 882
Hordaland52 398343 8032 073 882738 2401 666 402
Sogn og Fjordane4 700110 3127 71639 8641
Møre og Romsdal2 027189 9547001 784 424400
Sør-Trøndelag31 413212 6451 338 0822 088 6321 726 838
Nord-Trøndelag3 59389 49696619 907866
Nordland14 886246 95142 6081 235 593428
Troms - Romsa29 57387 200625 603989 527304 303
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 72256 3331 834189 504299
Svalbard1295 21140223 54139 307

Table 3 
Museums and collections. Museums and historic buildings

Museums and collections. Museums and historic buildings
Museums and collectionsCultural historical buildingsOpen cultural historical buildings
20091484 8662 970
20101374 9742 862
20111344 9822 925
20121285 0192 877
20131274 9262 855
20141184 9152 824
20151154 9402 829
20161075 0142 443
 
2016
Østfold27831
Akershus3223117
Oslo1919278
Hedmark3653238
Oppland8553296
Buskerud4385211
Vestfold22832
Telemark327071
Aust-Agder29861
Vest-Agder411565
Rogaland723491
Hordaland10515249
Sogn og Fjordane3192110
Møre og Romsdal6321198
Sør-Trøndelag626984
Nord-Trøndelag417175
Nordland7405269
Troms - Romsa6187119
Finnmark - Finnmárku612247
Svalbard231

About the statistics

The purpose of statistics on museums is to give an overview of the activities in Norwegian museums during the year. The statistics also show revenues and expenditure. The statistics have been prepared in cooperation with Arts Council Norway.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Visits in the statistics for museums: Visits to museums is defined as a person going to a museum to look at and use the exhibitions and arrangement service of the museum. Visits to an open museum is a visit at the area of the museum during the opening hours for use of the arrangement at the museum area. Persons staying in the rooms and open area of the museum are not to counted as a visit. Participants in educational activity are also to be included in the total number of visits.

Type of company: The real owner, sometimes unlike (different from) the financing source.

Revenue, total: Including public contributions, box-office receipts, gifts, and other revenue.

Expenditure, total: Including wages, social expenditures, other operating expenditure and investments.

Subjects/objects: Historical fine arts, cultural history, natural history, archaeological and photographs.

As of 2016 basic exhibitions (regular exhibitions) and temporary exhibitions (exhibitions set up for a limit time, duration from a few days to a year) are clapped together to a new category; exhibitions.

Travelling exhibitions: Exhibitions transported from one place to another.

Cultural historical buildings: In this context is ment historical buildings with information by being a witness of local information, aesthetics, traditions, way of living, architecture and economic conditions.

Revenue, total: Including public contributions, box-office receipts, gifts, and other revenue.

Expenditure, total: Including wages, social expenditures, other operating expenditure and investments.

Subjects/objects: Historical fine arts, cultural history, natural history, archaeological and photographs.

As of 2011 the museums are no longer classified in type of museum.

In the period 2007 to 2010 the museums were classified in five types of museums:

Art museums -Museums that collect, maintain and secure and give information about arts/applied arts and design products.

Social history museums- Museums that collect, maintain and secure and give information about social history materials.

Natural history museums- Museums that collect, maintain and secure and give information about natural history materials.

Mixed social /natural history museums - Museums that collect, maintain and secure and give information about social as well as natural history materials.

Mixed art / social history museums - Museums that collect, maintain and secure and give information about arts/applied arts and design products as well as social history materials.

Standard classifications

 

 

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Museums and collections
Topic: Culture and recreation

Responsible division

Division for Education Statistics

Regional level

Data are published on national and county level.

Frequency and timeliness

Yearly.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Not relevant

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to give an overview of the museum activities during the year. The statistics intend to give useful information to central and local authorities and others that in some way or other are involved in the running or financing of the museums. The museum statistics has been published once a year since 1983, with exception of 1984 and 1990. Earlier the statistics has been prepared in co-operation with Statens museumsråd and with Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority. From 2011 the statistics has been prepared in co-operation with Arts Council Norway.

Users and applications

In addition to central and local authorities, the users of museum statistics are: Arts Council Norway, Museum Net, media and other interested people

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8.00 AM. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The museum statistics are used in connection with other statistics as well; such as Norwegian Culture Barometer, a survey on peoples culture habits.

Legal authority

Not relevant

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Previously the statistics included all museums. From 2002 the statistics are based on a sample population including the open museums only, with at least one remunerated man-years.

Data sources and sampling

The museums report electronically to the Arts Council Norway, and Statistics Norway receives a file with this data.

A sample population includes the open museums with at least one remunerated man-years.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Arts Council Norway are responsible for receipt of the museum questionnaires. The museums fill in the questionnaires and return them within the 1st of March. Then Statistics Norway receives a file with this data.

Assuming that one respondent needs about 60 minutes, and there are nearly 500 museums participating yearly in the survey. That gives 500 hours or 65 man-years totally.

While registering the questionnaires, both manual and mechanical control programs are used.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Because of an unstable population and changing in reply percentage, it has been difficult to compare museum activities from one year to another. After establishing a sample population in 2002, this problem was easier to deal with.

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Errors may occur when the institutions fill in the questionnaires by giving uncorrected or wrong information, but also by Statistics Norway during the preparing process, such as coding, data editing, imputation etc. Mostly the errors will be discovered and revised by means of different manual and mechanical controls. However, when some museums refuse to answer single questions, it would give an affect on the results.

Electronic questionnaires are made to all museums registered by Arts Council Norway. The reply percentage has gone up and down. However, there have been the small museums, mainly, neglecting to reply. It has hardly given any influence to the museum statistics as a whole, but it was difficult to compare the figures from previous years. Because of this problem a sample population was established in order to make the statistics more stable. Museums not included in the sample population, were estimated to about 5 per cent. The increase of the population is estimated to 3 per cent. The last years a consolidation process has been ongoing in the museum sector. Thus the number of museums in the statistics is lower than some years ago. Although we reckon that the statistics cover the same museums as earlier.

Revision

Not relevant

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