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

IBISWorld’s Museums market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and West regions contain the highest concentration of museums in the United States. The distribution of museums is mainly based on population levels, as they are more likely to be located in regions with large cities.

The Southeast has 20.2% of museums in the United States, partly because the region has the greatest share of the population in the nation, estimated at 25.4% in 2013. Some prominent museums in the Southeast include the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Natural History, the Columbus Museum and the South Carolina State Museum. Texas has the largest share of industry establishments with 6.0% of total museums in the United States, while Florida has the second most in the region at 4.4%... 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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