Triannual publication features news and information for museum professionals, with "Special Reports" covering topics such as visitor experience, merchandising, financing, and training professionals, and "Best Practices" section articles addressing topics such as events management, traveling exhibitions, acquisition policy, and stocking collections. Digital editions of the magazine are available free online.
Bimonthly publication features news and information for industry professionals, with feature articles providing detailed analysis and commentary on topics such as standards and practices, exhibitions, leadership development, finance, fund raising, marketing, public relations, risk management, and facilities development and management. Publication is available to members and subscribers only.
Research section includes reports and studies addressing various aspects of the industry, with topics covered including attendance and admission fee trends, impact of the economy on institution budgets and operations, changes in annual revenue by source, budgetary issues and concerns, workforce characteristics, and mobile technology usage and practices. All information is available free online.
The Official Museum Directory
Published annually in conjunction with National Register Publishing®, this comprehensive reference guide provides detailed contact information for individual institutions, key personnel at these institutions, and industry vendors and professionals. Publication is available in print and online versions, with the online version searchable by institution name, category, geographic location, personnel, and keyword.
Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for this market sector in the U.S., with topics addressed in the report including industry overview, market growth and industry performance, competitive environment, organization demographics, customers and suppliers, industry prospects, and five-year forecasts. Sample report and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual survey provides aggregate benchmarking measures for art museums, with information provided including revenue and expenses per visitor, average sources of revenue and support (e.g., government, memberships, contributions, admission, other sources, endowment income), and average operating expenses (revenue-generating and arts-focused activities, administration, infrastructure, and other).
Biennial salary survey provides compensation and benefits information for more than 70 full-time and part-time job positions in over 100 New York State museums and other institutions, with compensation data broken out by budget size, discipline, and institution geographic location, and employee benefits practices addressed in the survey including health insurance coverage and paid time-off policies.
Annual compensation survey provides salary information for art museum professionals in the U.S. and Canada, with compensation statistics reported on a national basis and by metropolitan area based on MSA (metropolitan statistical area), CMSA (consolidated metropolitan statistical area), and PMSA (primary metropolitan statistical area). Current and prior year surveys can be purchased online.