4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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Contents >> 8.0 Museums - Introduction >> 8.3 Museum Artefacts, Artworks and Objects

MUSEUM ARTEFACTS, ARTWORKS AND OBJECTS

According to the 2003-04 Survey of Museums, museums held a total of 55 million museum objects and artworks. Of these, about 5% were held by art galleries, 3% by historic properties, 18% by social history museums and 74% by natural, science and other museums. Museums which had 20 or more employees held 84% of these 55 million objects, with approximately 3% of the objects on display.


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