4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009  
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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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