Visitor Figures 2022
The Art Newspaper’s Visitor Figures survey is conducted annually, and is the foremost authority on the attendance of art museums worldwide. Read the full 2022 report below
The 100 most popular art museums in the world—who has recovered and who is still struggling?
Are visitors finally returning to museums? We dive into our latest visitor figures survey
National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC is the most popular US art museum for first time since 2008
The museum narrowly beat the Met Fifth Avenue in New York into second place in 2022
The Met down 1.7 million visitors compared to pre-pandemic level—the biggest drop of any US art museum
The New York institution, usually the most popular art museum in the US, was overtaken in 2022 by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
Covid-era booking systems may be putting off visitors to UK museums
Mixed messages and time slotted tickets could be deterring some people
Louvre retains its place as the most-visited art museum in the world
Paris institution tops our visitor figures survey yet again, while the city’s other museums do well too
M+ becomes one of the most-popular art museums in Asia, despite Covid closures
The new Hong Kong museum attracted more than 2 million people in its first full year
Revealed: the top 20 most popular art museums on social media in 2023
Will China’s museums still come out on top despite harsh Covid rules?
For much of 2022, Chinese cities were either in lockdown or braced for one
Two years on, London museums are still missing visitors—what's happened?
For the capital’s museums, historically so reliant on international tourists, recovery from the pandemic has been slow
What has happened to visitor numbers at Russian museums since the start of the war?
As Russia leaves the world cultural stage following its invasion of Ukraine, we look at how its art institutions have reacted
London museums struggling to regain visitors after Covid closures, our survey shows
The Art Newspaper's annual Visitor Figures survey has found the National Gallery has lost more visitors since 2019 than any other art museum worldwide