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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2011   
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Contents >> Museums >> Museum Artefacts, Artworks and Objects

MUSEUM ARTEFACTS, ARTWORKS AND OBJECTS

According to the 2007-08 Survey of Museums, museums held a total of 52.5 million museum objects and artworks. Of these, about 5% were held by art galleries, 1% by historic properties, 11% by social history museums and 82% by natural, science and other museums. Museums which had 100 or more employees held 77% of these 52.5 million objects, with approximately 1.3% of the objects on display.





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