January 22, 2022

Lists and Rankings: Art Museum and Art Exhibition Attendance Figures 2010 (Global)

The Art Newspaper’s 17th ­annual survey of art museums and exhibitions is now online and can be accessed here (7 pages; PDF). An article summarizing several of the lists in the PDF is also available. The article also contains the methodology.

Here’s a sample of some of the lists:

  • Top 30 Exhibitions
  • Top Exhibitions (524 Exhibitions)
  • Top Art Museums
  • Top Exhibitions By Type of Art (Decorative Art, Thematic Art, Antiquities, etc.)
  • Rankings for Paris, New York, Tokyo, and London

Here are the Top 10 Museums

1. Louvre Paris
2. British Museum London
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
4. Tate Modern London
5. National Gallery London
6. National Gallery of Art Washington
7. Museum of Modern Art New York
8. Centre Pompidou Paris
9. National Museum of Korea Seoul
10. Musée d’Orsay Paris

Update: “Huntington does rank in top 100 museums worldwide for 2010 attendance” (via LA Times)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.