Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The curious case of private museums

Most excellent report at the link:
  • To date there are 317 privately founded contemporary art museums in the world.
  • The top 5 ranks by number of museums are held by South Korea, the United States, Germany, followed by China and Italy.
  • The South Korean city of Seoul leads the ranking with 13 museums, followed by Berlin and Beijing with 9 each.
  • The average size of a private museum is about 3,400square-meter.
  • More than one third (35%) of private museums have over 20,000 visitors per year.
  • The average age of a private museum founder is 65.