Art Galleries and Museums in Australia: Market Research Report

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Art Galleries and Museums Market Research Report | ANZSIC R8910 | Oct 2015

Cultural contest: Intensifying competition for visitors and funding has constrained revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Art Galleries and Museums market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Art Galleries and Museums industry operates in a highly competitive environment, contending with other leisure, sporting and entertainment industries for its share of consumer expenditure and government grants and funding. Consequently, the industry has been developing new visually exciting, imaginative and interactive educational displays and special exhibitions to attract new visitors and retain existing ones. Art galleries and museums have continued to reinvent and reposition themselves to draw in visitors and gain government grants, particularly as competing industries have continued to undertake similar programs to increase patronage and revenue... purchase to read more

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Art galleries and museums derive revenue from ticket admissions, merchandise sales and other services. These are expected to account for 15% of industry revenue. Government expenditure accounts for about 70% of industry revenue, with the remaining 15% attributable to fundraising and investment revenue. Services provided by the industry include art gallery and museum exhibitions, as well as merchandise and food and beverage sales.

Art gallery exhibitions

Art galleries house various artworks including paintings and sculptures, and are generally located in cities and larger regional areas. While most art galleries do not charge entry fees, some exclusive and special shows, particularly from overseas, will attract entry fees of $30.0 or more per adult... purchase to read more


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What is the Art Galleries and Museums Industry?

Operators in the industry run and manage art galleries and museums across Australia. The industry also includes businesses that operate historic houses.

Industry Products
Art gallery exhibitionsMuseum exhibitionsMerchandise sales
Industry Activities
Art gallery operations (except)Art museum operations (except)Historic house and heritage site operationsHistoric railway operationsMaritime museum operationsMuseum operationsNatural history and science centre operationsSocial history museum operationsTransport museum operationsWar memorial museum operations

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