Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Art Galleries and Museums industry has achieved modest growth in a highly competitive environment. Art galleries and museums contend with other leisure, sporting and entertainment organisations for their share of consumer expenditure and government funding. As such, the industry has developed new, special exhibitions and interactive educational displays to attract new visitors and retain existing patrons. Art galleries and museums have continued to reposition themselves as social institutions, widening their appeal to new audiences and helping them secure government grants.
Successful art gallery and museum operators have made use of existing and emerging digital media to offer online virtual museums... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Art galleries and museums tend to be concentrated according to population share and the degree of household participation in cultural activities. Victoria and New South Wales are home to the largest share of industry enterprises, due to the state governments' strong emphasis on arts and culture in promoting tourism to these regions. The largest establishments tend to be located in capital cities, with some located in regional towns with relatively large populations. Rural towns throughout Australia also feature small museums, which typically document the history of the local area. The major markets for these museums are outside tourists and travellers. Some of the larger establishments are niche operators, running satellite or specialist museums and galleries in other locations... purchase to read more