The 1999-2000 ABS Survey of Museums defined a museum establishment as an enclosed area, which stores artefacts, artworks and museum objects and which is open to the general public. In June 2000, there were 2,049 museum establishments operating in Australia. Of these, 12% were Art museums and galleries, and the remaining 88% were classified as Other museums. Historic properties which were being conserved for their historic, scientific, aesthetic, social or architectural value were considered to be part of this Other museums category.
8.4 NUMBER OF MUSEUM ESTABLISHMENTS - June 2000
|Art museums and galleries |
|Other museums |
|Historic properties |
|Museums n.e.c. |
|ABS, Museums, Australia, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8560.0). |