This is an archived release.
Museums had 9 million visitors
In 2005, 9 million visitors were recorded in Norwegian museums to look at 34 million objects. Number of visitors as well as the collections had increased.
9 million visits in 2005 count 508 000 more visits compared to 2004. 6.3 million of these visits were individual visits. Totally more paying visitors were registered in 2005. 4.7 million were paying visitors.
The Norwegian museums had just over 34 million objects in their collections in 2005 - more than 2 million more than in 2004. The bulk of the collections were mostly photographs and natural history objects, with 16 million and 11.6 million objects respectively.
In addition to the registered collections the museums at the same time administered 4 765 buildings and structures worthy of preservation.
The museum statistics for 2004 covered 188 Norwegian museums. This number of museums in the statistics is lower than last year, and thus reflects the consolidation process in the Norwegian museum sector. The total income for the museums in the statistics was NOK 2.6 billion. Of this amount, 1.7 billion were public contributions. Total expenditure for the museums were NOK 2.5 billion.
3 560 man-years were worked in these 188 museums, and 3 384 of these were remunerated man-years. Of the remunerated man-years, 2 420 were worked by permanent employees.