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. 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 had to continue to re-invent and re-position themselves to attract interest 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
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 2014-15, and approximately 31.4% of industry revenue. These high percentages are also due to high government funding levels... purchase to read more