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Canadians visiting museums, galleries more than ever, survey shows

Canadians visiting museums, galleries more than ever, survey shows

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadians-visiting-museums-galleries-more-than-ever-survey-shows/

The Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions says there were 75 million total physical visits in 2015. That set a new record, and meant an increase of 34 per cent compared to two years earlier.

Fundraising also doubled over two years, but that increase was almost entirely because of donations made to the National Gallery of Canada.

“A government survey of heritage institutions says there were 75 million total physical visits in 2015. That set a new record, and meant an increase of 34 per cent compared to two years earlier.

 Visits to institutions’ online offerings were also up significantly, to 200 million hits.
Attendance at not-for-profit heritage institutions, Canada, 2015

ArchivesZoos/Botanical gardensArt galleriesHistoric sitesMuseums2.811.414.115.431.52.8

THE GLOBE AND MAIL, SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, NOTE: DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
VENUE Visits
Museums 31.5
Historic sites 15.4
Art galleries 14.1
Zoos/Botanical gardens 11.4
Archives 2.8

ATTENDANCE AT NOT-FOR-PROFIT HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS, CANADA, 2015

John McAvity, CEO of the Canadian Museums Association, said he was “blown away” by the new numbers.

 “Attendance is surging at museums in Canada every time they do this survey,” Mr. McAvity said.”

Stephen

Posted on: May 24, 2018, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized

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