Visitor Figures 2018

Do Ho Suh has 2018's most popular contemporary art show, with 1.1 million visitors

Free exhibition of his installations at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC tops our Art's Most Popular survey

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

Including Old Masters, Contemporary, Post-Impressionist and Modern, and more

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

Special exhibitions mean big money—not only for the museums that hold them but for local businesses as well

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

The New York museum's Heavenly Bodies exhibition came first even though curator “never set out to create a hit”

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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

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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