Visitor Figures 2021: the 100 most popular art museums in the world—but is Covid still taking its toll?
While attendance figures still have some way to go to reach pre-pandemic levels, fewer days of lockdown-related closures coupled with vaccine rollout programmes spelled good news for institutions around the world
Louvre will begin significantly limiting daily visitor numbers to create 'more pleasurable viewing experience'
The Paris museum has been struggling for years against over-attendance
World’s major museums resist TikTok surge—with a few notable exceptions
Our 2021 Visitor Figures survey shows that institutions are largely failing to adopt the world's most popular social media platform but those that do are reaping the rewards
French museums survived a drastic fall in tourism but may face uphill struggle as state support dries up
France’s status as a honeypot for tourists from Asia and the US has taken a huge hit, from which its cultural institutions are still reeling. Now the country’s museums hope that French and European visitors can restore their finances
Bouncing back: the US museums that have regained the visitors lost to Covid closures
While the pandemic has devastated the visitor numbers of many big-name museums, some medium-sized institutions are already thriving
How to get the next generation in India's youngest state to visit museums? Give schools money
The $17.4m scheme in Bihar has resulted in 33,000 young visitors to its main museum in Patna in a year
Louvre's attendance last year dropped to 1986 levels
Covid continued to impact on French museum visits, but the government provided a much-needed financial safety net
Visitor figures: how many people are actually returning to London museums post-lockdown?
We asked English institutions to provide figures for the four-week period from 17 May to gauge current demand
While US museum attendance nosedived in 2020 amid pandemic, disparities in reopenings yielded a few surprises
Going viral, the right way: what it's like running the world’s best museum social media accounts during a pandemic
We asked the people behind the Royal Academy’s Twitter, the Met’s Instagram, the Uffizi’s TikTok and the Van Gogh Museum’s Facebook account what 2020 was like for them
British Museum hit hardest by 2020 lockdown among UK’s big museums
Visitor Figures 2020: top 100 art museums revealed as attendance drops by 77% worldwide
Can museums really make digital visits pay?
As venues experiment with selling virtual exhibition tours, talks and workshops online, the key to success may be an emphasis on the expert, bespoke and exclusive
Curate-it-yourself: French museums take to social media to ask the public what they want to see in their galleries
Spurred on by the pandemic, several institutions are inviting art lovers to choose works for display
Who were the most Googled artists in 2020?
Search data from 84 countries last year shows that Leonardo, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo were among the world's most popular artists
Instagram overtakes Twitter as most popular platform for museums during Covid-19 pandemic
Our global Visitor Figures survey reveals huge growth in followings online as physical doors shut to the public in 2020
Whitney lays off 15 more staff members, citing ‘extremely low’ attendance
Museum’s director notes that it may take until 2025 for tourists to return in force to New York
The Musée du Louvre—the world’s most popular art museum—saw 72% drop in visitors last year
Despite kicking off 2020 with a record-breaking Leonardo exhibition, like many museums around the world, the Parisian institution was adversely affected by coronavirus lockdowns
Art Fund launches £1m crowdfunding appeal to help UK museums fighting for survival
After months without income due to coronavirus closures, new survey shows that museums are operating with just 25% of previous visitor numbers
'I am not too worried by crowd problems': Louvre director predicts visitor numbers will drop by 80%
Jean-Luc Martinez believes that capitalising on the museum's permanent collection will be key to recovery
Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis
Failure to seize this opportunity to make changes would be a graver error than any breach of etiquette
The exceptional piece of calligraphy at the centre of one of 2019's most popular—and most controversial—exhibitions
Tokyo National Museum’s show on Chinese artist Yan Zhenqing ranks 15th in our latest visitor attendance survey despite contentious loan from Taipei museum
All eyes on Asia: normality is still a long way off as museums emerge from lockdown
Visitor numbers at some of the world’s most popular art venues have nosedived and uncertainty for the future remains
Manga beats Rembrandt and Captain Cook to be named the British Museum’s most popular show last year
The exhibition on the global phenomenon was the largest ever to be staged outside Japan
Art's Most Popular: here are 2019's most visited shows and museums
When did just looking at art lose its appeal?
Sleep in Hopper’s motel room or dive into Monet’s pond—museums are increasingly going beyond traditional exhibition formats to attract visitors
Mo people, mo problems: when busy shows go wrong
The cost of producing crowd-pulling shows can outstrip the cash they bring in. Here are some of the downsides of being just too popular
Which museums have the biggest social media followings?
Increasingly, the digital sphere is another frontier where institutions battle it out for the attention of culture-seekers
Legoland vs the Louvre: how do museums stack up against other popular visitor attractions and public events?
They might not always draw the crowds that flock to malls and amusement parks, but museums are seen as valuable additions to communities—even by people who have never stepped foot in one
What were the most visited ticketed shows in London, Paris and New York last year?
Londoners stuck to the tried-and-tested and New Yorkers showed their patriotic sides, while Parisians were drawn in by golden treasures
Here are 2019's most visited contemporary art exhibitions
Jean-Michel Basquiat brought in big crowds in Paris—but who beat him to claim the top spot?