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Museums and collections

Following the publication of statistics for Museums and collections, SSB has been made aware of a misreport in public contributions for Hordaland. The amount of public contributions in 2017 is therefore not directly comparable to previous years.

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Next update

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Key figures

11

million visits to Norwegian museums in 2017

Museum facts.
200820171Change in percentage
1Five museums are no longer defined as a museum.
Visits
Total visits10 195 98611 224 60810.1
Individual visits7 552 9018 843 68017.1
Visitors in groups2 643 0852 380 928-9.9
Paying visitors5 054 5375 813 23515.0
 
Man-years
Remunerated man-years3 638.63 939.88.3
Man-years by permanent employees2 674.93 085.615.4
Percentage permanent employment73.578

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Table 1 
Museums and collections. Employment

Museums and collections. Employment
Man-years, totalRemunerated man-yearsMan-years by permanent employees
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
20174 142.93 939.83 085.6
 
2017
Østfold71.067.165.4
Akershus157.3142.193.2
Oslo1 083.91 062.9833.6
Hedmark164.5149.8111.1
Oppland186.4170.2149.6
Buskerud163.6130.873.2
Vestfold76.476.471.9
Telemark102.094.377.4
Aust-Agder61.961.250.4
Vest-Agder84.578.168.0
Rogaland305.8293.3229.0
Hordaland476.1465.3365.1
Sogn og Fjordane61.560.953.1
Møre og Romsdal126.8113.393.9
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)414.2401.4294.4
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)130.4115.898.4
Nordland194.5186.4159.7
Troms - Romsa157.0145.5108.8
Finnmark - Finnmárku109.2109.179.7
Svalbard15.915.99.7

Table 2 
Museums and collections. Size of collections

Museums and collections. Size of collections
Art historicalSocial historicalNatural historicalPhotographyArchaeological
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
2017787 3653 595 3479 912 14134 911 6477 259 804
 
2017
Østfold4 977110 0041 0471 002 430314
Akershus3 40493 82605 570 6310
Oslo604 289792 1375 603 1226 290 5622 070 543
Hedmark1 626204 6591 8634 951 3687 329
Oppland1 713178 4623 8772 384 741487
Buskerud5 405228 2439 691319 2320
Vestfold6 486114 9511 0161 554 673804
Telemark9 553134 1968003 267 6811 137
Aust-Agder1090 04612 18289 437490
Vest-Agder2 62154 783113 540205 425206
Rogaland15 711289 98324 5811 392 5171 315 845
Hordaland52 448339 8632 119 140748 9711 733 404
Sogn og Fjordane4 728110 1187 71640 1811
Møre og Romsdal2 031135 0387451 793 164400
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)32 048199 2951 360 5622 079 0071 768 348
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)3 62996 565155623 341915
Nordland5 219271 48924 1571 378 773330
Troms - Romsa29 59788 384625 7031 003 399309 637
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 74158 0641 842191 832307
Svalbard1295 24140224 28249 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
20101374 9742 862
20111344 9822 925
20121285 0192 877
20131274 9262 855
20141184 9152 824
20151154 9402 829
20161075 0142 443
20171064 9962 519
 
2017
Østfold27831
Akershus3223124
Oslo1919488
Hedmark3648285
Oppland8559253
Buskerud4396245
Vestfold22828
Telemark328480
Aust-Agder29863
Vest-Agder310356
Rogaland8238105
Hordaland10507230
Sogn og Fjordane2161104
Møre og Romsdal6323197
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)626874
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)4171107
Nordland7407251
Troms - Romsa6187152
Finnmark - Finnmárku612246
Svalbard210

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

Not relevant