Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Art Galleries and Museums industry operates in a highly competitive environment, competing against other leisure, sporting and entertainment industries for its share of consumer expenditure and government grants and funding. In this environment, new, visually exciting, imaginative and interactive educational displays and special exhibitions have been developed in order for the industry to attract new visitors and retain existing ones. Art galleries and museums, therefore, have to continue to re-invent and re-position themselves to attract interest and draw in visitors, particularly as competing industries continue to undertake similar programs to increase patronage and revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Art galleries and museums tend to be concentrated according to population share and degree of participation in cultural activities. The largest establishments tend to be located in capital cities, with some located in regional towns with relatively large populations. Some of the larger establishments operate satellite, specialist or niche museums and galleries in other locations within a state or metropolitan area, including children's museums, science and technology museums and rainforest interpretive museums.
Due to its high population, New South Wales is estimated to account for 32.2% of art galleries and museums in Australia in 2013-14, and approximately 31.4% of industry revenue. These high percentages are also due to high government funding levels... purchase to read more