American Alliance of Museums
Publications available from this organization include:
Bimonthly publication provides news and information for museum professionals, with
feature articles providing detailed analysis and commentary on
topics such as leadership development, fund raising, diversity, marketing,
public relations, exhibitions, standards and practices, finance, risk management, architecture, and
facilities development and management. Selected articles
are available free online.
Art Museum Director Survey
Annual survey provides insights into the various roles of their institutions from
a director's standpoint, with topics covered in the survey including leadership
(e.g., competencies, priorities and constraints), budget and personnel (e.g., revenue,
expenditures, staffing), visitors and the public (e.g., audiences, competition),
and collections (e.g., acquisitions, deaccessioning). Full
survey is available free online.
The Official Museum Directory
Themed Entertainment Association / AECOM Economics
Theme Index and Museum Index: Global Attractions Attendance Report
Comprehensive directory provides detailed information on over 13,000 museums, with data provided including
contact information, key personnel, hours and admission prices, attendance, collection
and exhibition information, activities, research fields, and publications. Directory is available in online
and print versions, with online version searchable by institution name,
location, collection, and personnel.
Annual study provides current and prior year attendance figures for the top 20 ranked
museums on a global and regional basis (e.g., North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific) and includes commentary from AECOM professionals on factors and trends
contributing to changes in attendance on a global basis and for
the top museums in each of these regions. Current and prior reports are available
Global Museum (Paid) Market
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this market sector on a global
basis, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast market
size by type (e.g., art, science, history, other), application
(e.g., personal, tour groups, student groups, others), region (e.g.,
North America), and country (e.g., United States, Canada, Mexico).
Detailed table of contents is available free online.
Museums, Art Galleries, and Planetariums Market Analysis
Search for "712110" to see reports for specific types of operations
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.