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