Article: “The funding for Danish museums does not predominately come from taxes anymore” by Peter Thor Andersen

During the last three decades the total income per year for all Danish museums (museums subsidized with state funding according to the Danish Museum Law) has changed from 121 million euro to 361 million euro (in fixed prices 2021 level). This impressing growth is not a result of public spending (funding from state and municipality). Instead, it is a result of a dramatic change in the total income from other sources such as tickets, purchase of goods in the museum shop etc. as well as private foundations. (...)

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How were museums doing in Europe in 2021? EMA National Reports

It is the fourth year in a row, since 2018, the European Museum Academy produced, with the support of country representatives, the following more subjective inside views about how museums were doing and what the museums experienced as their current challenges, be it political, financial, organisational in 2021.

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Diary of Hands on! Conference

by Raluca Bem Neamu Last October I was happy to participate for the first time at the Hands On! Conference in Czech Republic, organized by Hands on! International Association for Children in Museums. I have known about this association for years, I was interested in participating at the conference, but only this year the planets aligned with my goal and…

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HOW BELGRADE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM SURVIVES WITHOUT A PERMANENT EXHIBITION

by Slavko SPASIĆ, MSc* More than a century of existence, work, but also dreams for museum building and permanent exhibition Natural History Museum in Belgrade represents one of the oldest scientific and cultural institution in Serbia, celebrating 122 years of existing. From the date of its foundation (1895), it is gathering the most respectful names in the fields of scientific…

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