Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years to 2014, the Museums industry was adversely affected by declining disposable income and lower consumer confidence brought on by the recession. However, conditions began to turn around, with the majority of museums reporting an increase in attendance, a trend that has continued throughout the five- year period. Furthermore, improving economic conditions resulted in a rise in private donations, the largest source of industry revenue. In the five years to 2019, revenue growth will be bolstered by a rise in disposable income, a decline in unemployment and enhanced consumer confidence. Still, industry revenue will be partly offset by limited government funding and the rising availability and popularity of virtual tours... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Museums industry encompasses a wide variety of museums, including art museums, community and historical museums, interactive museums, military museums, natural history museums, science museums and wax museums. The industry also includes halls of fame, art galleries, planetariums and traveling museum exhibits. Art museums and galleries represent the largest share of industry revenue (44.0%), followed by historical museums (22.0%), science and technology museums (19.7%), halls of fame (5.7%), and military museums (5.3%).
The majority of museums in the United States are nonprofit institutions, meaning they obtain tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Although these institutions may generate a profit, this money must be reinvested in the museum... purchase to read more