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
Has the drop in visitors changed museums forever?
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
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
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
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?
Here are the most visited Old Master exhibitions of 2019
The hype surrounding major anniversary celebrations saw big turnouts for Bruegel, Leonardo and Rembrandt
Here are the ten most visited photography exhibitions of 2019
Female artists dominated the top ranks of last year's photography shows
Here are the ten most popular Post-Impressionist and Modern art exhibitions of 2019
Big names such as Munch, Klimt and Van Gogh dominate the rankings, but a couple of lesser-known artists did surprisingly well
Here are the ten most visited 19th century art exhibitions of 2019
Which Impressionist made the biggest impression in this category?
As coronavirus shuts down the capital, our survey shows 2019 was the busiest year for London museums this century
Last year also saw record attendances at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain
Louvre's Leonardo da Vinci show smashes attendance record with more than one million visitors
Previous highest figure was 540,000 people for the Eugène Delacroix show in 2018
Louvre defends planned switch to timed-entry tickets after Mona Lisa 'pandemonium'
Reservations will become mandatory at the world's most visited museum by the end of the year
British Museum knocks Tate Modern off top spot as UK's most popular attraction after miscalculation
Over 300,000 visitors had been missed in the financial year 2018/19 because of 'incorrect light levels caused by a broken light fitting'
It's back to school for the art world—here's why you shouldn't just rush to the blockbusters
From William Blake at Tate Britain to Gauguin at the National Gallery, London's museums are opening their biggest exhibitions this month—but how much are you really able to enjoy them?
Dior show smashes total attendance record at the V&A—but Alexander McQueen exhibition had more daily visitors
Crowd control: Louvre to enforce timed tickets in run-up to Leonardo da Vinci blockbuster
Reservations will mainly be online as French museum anticipates record visitor figures
Everything you need to know about 2018's exhibition and museum visitor figures
The Art Newspaper's exclusive annual survey ranks the world's most visited shows in 2018, looks at the rise of Instagram-friendly exhibitions, and reveals the secrets of getting into a blockbuster
Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world
Art in the age of Instagram and the power of going viral
As visitors to exhibitions are increasingly sharing their experiences online, should curators plan shows for maximum hype?
Relax and immerse yourself... the art of experiencing museums slowly
Schemes such as Slow Art Day offer an alternative to life in the fast lane, away from the jostling crowds and selfie-takers
How global art can provide a kick-start to local economies
Suffering from the blockbuster blues? Here are some top tips for beating the exhibition queues
We asked museums for advice and The Art Newspaper team for their best hacks
Exhibitions are a numbers game, whether we like it or not
Today's directors are focused on figures—and not always for the right reasons
A dash of fashion and a pinch of gratis: the perfect recipe for a sell-out show
From creating “experiences” to being fashion-friendly, museums are getting savvy at driving visitors to their exhibitions. Here are some tricks of the trade
Museum visits drop in Taipei as relations sour with China
Taiwanese museum has seen a significant decline in visitors since 2015, our Art's Most Popular research shows
Heavenly figures: how two Met shows topped The Art Newspaper’s attendance survey
When it comes to museum attendance, it’s more than just a numbers game
London's National Portrait Gallery director on the way cultural institutions engage audiences and measure success
Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums
Louvre Abu Dhabi tops one million visitors in its first year
Leonardo da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronière will remain on loan to the museum for another year
There is more to exhibitions than number-crunching
Our public institutions must hold their nerve and dare to offer audiences varied experiences, even at the expense of popular appeal
London's National Portrait Gallery’s contemporary art programme resonates more with the art world than the public
Though not as dire as first thought, visitor figures for the museum's contemporary shows have still been poor
London's National Portrait Gallery's steep decline in visitors due to counting error
“Human error” by Ipsos Retail Performance blamed for museum’s disastrous recent visitor numbers
Is the UK museum boom over?
Analysis of government data and The Art Newspaper's own figures reveals a steady decline in visitors since 2014
Art's Most Popular: exhibition and museum visitor figures 2017
The Art Newspaper's exclusive annual survey ranks the world's most visited shows, reveals the most cultured city in the US, and explains the secrets behind naming a blockbuster
The world's most popular exhibition? Ancient sculptures in Tokyo versus Modern masters in Paris
Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world
Including Old Masters, Asian, Post-Impressionist and Modern
How museums can double their visitor numbers—featuring DJs at the Musée Guimet in Paris
Think differently and "belong to the public"
What is the most cultured city in the US?
The price of gallery-going in London—and how it compares with Paris and New York
Blockbuster shows don't come cheap
Why choosing a name for an exhibition is anything but straightforward
Active or passive? With or without a colon?
Infographic: how exhibition titles compare, then and now
Can you spot the difference?
How abolishing museum image fees could boost audiences
New research shows that image licensing is barely profitable for some UK museums
Visitor figures 2016: Christo helps 1.2 million people to walk on water
2016's most popular exhibitions by genre and city
We look at the shows that topped their categories
Longer shows pay off for Tate as Matisse brings in the numbers
The Cut-Outs retrospective was seen by 563,000 visitors