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).
Museums/similar institutions: 163
(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?
Number of museums in your country:
(in % or total number)
Art and Design: 16%
Natural History: 6%
Total number of museums: 800 - 900
Professionally run museums: 148
Ownership of Museums:
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)