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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/10/2008   
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Contents >> Museums >> INTRODUCTION


Museums are generally engaged in the acquisition, conservation and exhibition of culturally significant objects. The Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) groups museums into two categories: Art museums (i.e. public art galleries) and Other museums. The latter is a more diverse group which encompasses natural science, applied science, history and transport museums and Indigenous keeping places, amongst others.

This chapter draws together information from the ABS's attendance and industry surveys and from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing to provide some details of the use of museum services and the operations of museums. Supplementary data has been obtained from the National Heritage List.

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