4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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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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