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Museums and collections

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Key figures

10.4

million visits to Norwegian museums in 2019

Museum facts1
201720182019
1The museum population will vary from year to year because some years new entities are added, and other entities on occasion does not report to the annual statistics. This will of course have an impact on the annual statistics.
Museum population110710098
 
Visits
Total visits11 300 92910 913 37310 433 301
Individual visits8 891 6758 724 3108 211 916
Visitors in gropus2 409 2542 189 0632 221 385
Paying visitors5 870 0305 532 1135 471 291
 
Man-years
Remunerated man-years3 966.84 056.44 213.4
Man-years by permanent employees3 109.63 169.03 308.1
Percentage permanent employment787879

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
Museums and collections. Employment

Museums and collections. Employment1
Man-years, totalRemunerated man-yearsMan-years by permanent employees
1The museum population wil vary from year to year because some years entities are added and other entities does not report ti the annual statistics. This will of course have an impact on the annual statistics.
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
20174 169.93 966.83 109.6
20184 244.44 056.43 169.0
20194 281.74 213.43 308.1
 
2019
Østfold (-2019)77.176.163.9
Akershus (-2019)138.3136.399.5
Oslo1 113.01 109.5881.9
Hedmark (-2019)164.5164.5132.6
Oppland (-2019)208.2208.2174.0
Buskerud (-2019)127.9125.977.0
Vestfold (-2019)91.084.077.5
Telemark (-2019)104.7103.779.2
Aust-Agder (-2019)64.264.251.2
Vest-Agder (-2019)85.379.367.3
Rogaland317.8312.8264.4
Hordaland (-2019)520.9514.2401.7
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)66.759.752.6
Møre og Romsdal112.7110.993.0
Trøndelag - Trööndelage555.9541.8418.2
Nordland250.6248.4170.5
Troms - Romsa (-2019)167.3163.3118.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)100.696.677.2
Svalbard15.014.08.0

Table 2 
Museums and collections. Size of collections

Museums and collections. Size of collections1
Art historicalSocial historicalNatural historicalPhotographyArchaeological
1The museum population wil vary from year to year because some years entities are added and other entities does not report ti the annual statistics. This will of course have an impact on the annual statistics.
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
2017799 3653 555 1049 912 14134 971 6477 259 804
2018800 2163 615 01810 098 70135 209 1797 719 130
2019808 3483 696 14910 410 25138 874 1178 087 482
 
2019
Østfold (-2019)4 987110 5931 0471 005 758314
Akershus (-2019)8 06786 28615 585 2990
Oslo607 075829 7116 020 8007 105 8952 373 519
Hedmark (-2019)2 150204 5591 8505 121 00010 400
Oppland (-2019)1 763194 4134 9662 544 144594
Buskerud (-2019)6 652228 2059 939557 0290
Vestfold (-2019)6 587115 4861 0231 650 606804
Telemark (-2019)9 791135 2158003 373 2681 137
Aust-Agder (-2019)1091 60412 29790 352492
Vest-Agder (-2019)2 66257 66727206 040206
Rogaland14 573309 25230 3671 471 6091 421 030
Hordaland (-2019)52 720343 7172 154 552768 5982 105 956
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)7 149111 3537 48337 5471 803 816
Møre og Romsdal2 064136 5027562 010 857668
Trøndelag - Trööndelage40 059314 8821 579 3094 739 6151 803 816
Nordland10 846277 92024 1531 387 192330
Troms - Romsa (-2019)29 66488 972558 7811 018 331318 271
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1 41753 9401 686173 109335
Svalbard1125 87241427 86849 609

Table 3 
Museums and collections. Museums and historic buildings

Museums and collections. Museums and historic buildings1
Museums and collectionsCultural historical buildingsOpen cultural historical buildings
1The museum population wil vary from year to year because some years entities are added and other entities does not report ti the annual statistics. This will of course have an impact on the annual statistics.
20121285 0192 877
20131274 9262 855
20141184 9152 824
20151154 9402 829
20161075 0142 443
20171075 0202 519
20181005 0282 474
2019985 0282 512
 
2019
Østfold (-2019)27630
Akershus (-2019)3247114
Oslo1520180
Hedmark (-2019)3634239
Oppland (-2019)8559283
Buskerud (-2019)4393224
Vestfold (-2019)22723
Telemark (-2019)329482
Aust-Agder (-2019)29960
Vest-Agder (-2019)210257
Rogaland8256128
Hordaland (-2019)9505236
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)217688
Møre og Romsdal6314223
Trøndelag - Trööndelage10397189
Nordland7422269
Troms - Romsa (-2019)6217144
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)510942
Svalbard101

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 and Culture 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

Principles for revisions in Statistics Norway.