Museums in the US: Market Research Report

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Museums Market Research Report | NAICS 71211 | May 2015

Work of art: Museum visitation and private donations have risen, increasing revenue for the industry

The Museums market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery have tempered growth for the Museums industry. However, with the economy on the rebound, museum visitation and private donations have risen, increasing revenue for the industry. Over the five years to 2020, economic conditions in the industry are set to improve. Increased disposable income will allow more families and individuals to spend on discretionary services, such as museum visits. Still, gains from improved economic conditions will be partly offset by limited government funding. Industry growth will also likely be tempered by the rising availability and popularity of virtual tours... purchase to read more

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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


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What is the Museums Industry?

This industry engages in the preservation and exhibition of objects of historical, cultural and educational value and includes art galleries, art museums and other museums in general. This industry does not include commercial art galleries that sell art objects.

Industry Products
Art museums and galleriesHistorical museumsScience and technology museumsHalls of fameMilitary museums
Industry Activities
Art galleries (except)Art museumsHalls of fameHerbariumsHistorical museumsMarine museumsMilitary museumsMobile museumsNatural history museumsScience and technology museums

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