The system of statistical indicators of museum activities (hereinafter referred to as the system) is intended for the compilation and electronic representation of indicators and their values listed in annual statistical reports of museum activities. The system makes visible and analyses data for statistical reports of all Lithuanian museums registered in the system, and makes visible the changes in the most important indicators. The data comparison function provides even better opportunities for analysing the data contained in the system (see Report Filter at the end of this text). By selecting the desired fields, it is possible to compile a comparative report on statistical indicators and to download the report.
The most important performance indicators for museums in 2021 are:
At the beginning of 2022, 106 museums (in 2021, 106 museums) provided statistical reports in the system of statistics for museum activities:
10 other (public institutions/non-state museums).
In 2021, 7,840,398 objects were held in the collections of Lithuanian museums. In 2021, museums acquired 159,193 objects (116,300 objects were acquired in 2020).
Over the course of 2021, 3,186,401 visitors visited Lithuanian museums. It is 12% more compared to the previous year (2,837,798 visitors in 2020). This number consists of individuals and organised groups, visitors to permanent collections, and participants attending educational workshops and events organised by the museum.
The five most-visited museums of 2021:
Lithuanian Sea Museum - 457 816 visitors;
National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania - 254 846 visitors;
Lithuanian National Museum of Art - 201 159 visitors;
Trakai History Museum - 141 836 visitors;
National Museum of Lithuania - 140 985 visitors.
In 2021, museums held 21,243 educational workshops (15,413 in 2020) that were attended by 364,340 participants (251,943 in 2020). The largest number of educational workshops were at the Lithuanian Sea Museum - 1,989 workshops. The largest number of participants were at Lithuanian National Museum of Art - 16,682 participants.
The number of renovated museum expositions was 189.
The number of museum exhibitions was 1,665 (of which 91 were international).
The number of museum employees was 3,357 (of which 1,512 were museologists).