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Museums and collections

In addition to the release of Museum and collections statistics for 2018, Statistics Norway simultaneously publishes revised figures for 2017.

Updated

Next update

Not yet determined

Key figures

8.7

million individual visits to Norwegian museums in 2018

Museum facts1
201620172018
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 population1107107100
 
Visits
Total visits11 217 24611 300 92910 913 373
Individual visits8 884 0428 891 6758 724 310
Visitors in gropus2 333 2042 409 2542 189 063
Paying visitors5 597 2415 870 0305 532 113
 
Man-years
Remunerated man-years3 954.83 966.84 056.4
Man-years by permanent employees3 069.23 109.63 169.0
Percentage permanent employment787878

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
Museums and collections. Employment

Museums and collections. Employment
Man-years, totalRemunerated man-yearsMan-years by permanent employees
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 169.93 966.83 109.6
20184 126.44 056.43 169.0
 
2018
Østfold83.482.466.5
Akershus138.3136.396.3
Oslo1 066.71 058.7841.9
Hedmark163.3163.3125.6
Oppland204.7203.7173.3
Buskerud133.3131.380.2
Vestfold85.979.976.0
Telemark104.4103.477.3
Aust-Agder60.560.551.7
Vest-Agder77.471.462.1
Rogaland304.1301.1238.0
Hordaland478.5474.0367.6
Sogn og Fjordane67.960.952.3
Møre og Romsdal118.7116.792.9
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)0.00.00.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)0.00.00.0
Nordland197.1194.1164.3
Troms - Romsa147.3143.0106.3
Finnmark - Finnmárku116.8106.877.8
Svalbard14.913.98.7

Table 2 
Museums and collections. Size of collections

Museums and collections. Size of collections
Art historicalSocial historicalNatural historicalPhotographyArchaeological
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
2017799 3653 555 1049 912 14134 971 6477 259 804
2018800 2163 615 01810 098 70135 209 1797 719 130
 
2018
Østfold4 980110 7851 0471 003 729314
Akershus8 06494 44705 572 6750
Oslo599 410827 6585 936 3766 847 6962 289 815
Hedmark1 607206 7681 8634 963 72210 427
Oppland13 722191 4604 4221 955 150487
Buskerud5 334179 1889 687317 5340
Vestfold6 522115 3211 0171 629 911804
Telemark9 597134 8038003 289 8871 137
Aust-Agder1090 28912 21190 340490
Vest-Agder2 64157 58127205 740206
Rogaland16 126301 71924 8451 418 8341 368 831
Hordaland52 642342 3182 137 549752 0751 886 366
Sogn og Fjordane4 706111 0097 45540 1821
Møre og Romsdal2 037135 8027541 804 627668
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00000
Nordland671272 12824 2121 385 161330
Troms - Romsa29 62088 669551 6751 010 742314 765
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 28158 3131 843191 487307
Svalbard1585 23240925 91249 309

Table 3 
Museums and collections. Museums and historic buildings

Museums and collections. Museums and historic buildings
Museums and collectionsCultural historical buildingsOpen cultural historical buildings
20111344 9822 925
20121285 0192 877
20131274 9262 855
20141184 9152 824
20151154 9402 829
20161075 0142 443
20171075 0202 519
20181005 0282 474
 
2018
Østfold27834
Akershus3223114
Oslo1720192
Hedmark3651241
Oppland8582283
Buskerud4404236
Vestfold22822
Telemark328584
Aust-Agder29959
Vest-Agder210258
Rogaland7243109
Hordaland10506220
Sogn og Fjordane2152104
Møre og Romsdal6320170
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)000
Nordland7408262
Troms - Romsa6187149
Finnmark - Finnmárku612353
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