Norway

Information about the Museums Organisation
Norwegian Museums Association



Foundation (Year): 2006 (The Norwegian Museums Association is melted together from 5 (earlier) organisations. The oldest organisation was established 1918).


Members:

Museums/similar institutions: 163

Individuals: 238



Funding:

(state/municipal funded, membership fees, third party funds)

Membership fees: 57%

state/municipal funded: 39%

third party funds: 04%



Have the museums/your institution experienced budget cuts in connection with the financial crisis in the last two years?

No



Number of museums in your country:

Total: 148

(in % or total number)

Art and Design: 16%

History: 65%

Natural History: 6%

Special:

Total number of museums: 800 - 900

Professionally run museums: 148

 


Ownership of Museums:

State: 12

Municipalities, communities:  15

Private (foundations, associations, etc.): 121

 


Other museum organisations: ICOM



Museum magazine: Museumsnytt (www.museumsnytt.no )



National Museum legislation and structure: There are no National Museum legislation in Norway, but approximately 90 museums are funded more or less by the state.

 

(Updated 16 December 2010)