Work of art: Museum visitation and private donations will stimulate industry revenue growth

The Museums industry has experienced strong growth over the past five years as rising per capita disposable income enabled a growing number of US consumers to make discretionary purchases of museum admissions tickets and merchandise. Moving forward, the industry is anticipated to continue growing, fueled by improving economic conditions. Rising per capita disposable income and increasing travel activity are expected to be the dominant factors aiding revenue growth. However, gains from beneficial economic conditions will be partly offset by limited government funding due to the persistence of budgetary pressures. Industry growth will also be tempered by the rising availability and popularity of virtual tours, particularly for well-known museums in the United States...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
103,574
Businesses
9,734
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • More individuals are expected to make discretionary museum trips and donations
  • Despite the improving economy, government support for museums has declined
  • Profit margins are expected to grow due to rising admissions costs and private donations
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Museums industry is characterized by a low level of market share concentration, and the industry's four largest players are estimated to account for 23.8% of total industry revenue in 2017. The industry's largest museums have significant endowments from which they generate revenue, or receive most of their revenue from federal appropriations. However, the overwhelming majority of museums in the United States are small institutions that operate primarily on a local basis. According to data from the US Census, 55.9% of employing industry establishments are estimated to employ fewer than five workers, while just 3.7% of establishments employ more than 100 people. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Museums Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Museums Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Domestic trips by US residents in the Museums industry impact industry performance..

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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 products and objects.

    Industry Products
  • Art museums and galleries
  • Historical museums
  • Science, nature and technology museums
  • Halls of fame
  • Military museums
  • Industry Activities
  • Art galleries (except)
  • Art museums
  • Halls of fame
  • Herbariums
  • Historical museums
  • Marine museums
  • Military museums
  • Mobile museums
  • Natural history museums
  • Science and technology museums
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Federal funding for creative arts
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • S&P 500
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents

  • Current Performance
  • Improving economic conditions
  • Government support declines
  • Changing times
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Positive indicators
  • Government spending
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Museums Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Museums Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Community Colleges
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Caterers
  • Gift Shops & Card Stores
  • Graphic Designers
  • Movie & Video Production
  • Testing & Educational Support

  • Products & Services
  • Art museums and galleries
  • Historical museums
  • Science, nature and technology museums
  • Military museums
  • Other
  • Halls of fame
  • Chart: Museums Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Patrons
  • Private donations
  • Other
  • Investments
  • Government appropriations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Museums Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Museums

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Museums Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Smithsonian Institution
  • Table: Smithsonian Institution - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Museums Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Museums Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Contemporary Art
  • Art that has been produced between World War II and the current time period.
  • Deaccessioning
  • To remove and sell a work of art from a museum's collection.
  • Interactive Museums
  • A museum that displays art that all visitors can touch, feel, explore and interrogate to learn and experience in-depth aspects of an exhibit.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Museums market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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