Museums & Economic Impact

September 14 2011

UK museums take note - the Met Museum in New York has issued a zippy press release detailing how much revenue they help generate for the City. 

For example, their four most recent exhibitions, including the Alexander McQueen show:

'...generated $908 million in spending by regional, national, and international tourists to New York, according to a visitor survey the Museum released today. Using the industry standard for calculating tax revenue impact, the study found that the direct tax benefit to the City and State from out-of-town visitors to the Museum totaled some $90.8 million.'

A similar set of figures after the National Gallery's forthcoming Leonardo exhibition would help make the case for arts funding in the UK.

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