Sunday, 5th February 2012
Heritage Institutions 2010 (Canada)
Source: Statistics Canada
From the Highlights section:
Canada’s heritage institutions, excluding nature parks and archives, generated operating revenues of $1.3 billion in 2010, up 3.4% from the previous year. Heritage institutions' operating revenues come from government and private contributions, admission receipts, membership dues and sales, and other sources.
History and science museums, community museums, planetariums and observatories generated 50.1% of total operating revenues.
Non-commercial art galleries and museums generated 22.6% of total operating revenues. Botanical gardens, conservatories, aquariums and zoos accounted for 20.2%. Historic sites, buildings and communities generated the remaining 7.2% of operating revenues.
The data produced for Canada’s heritage institutions industry fall into two categories: for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. The latter accounted for 91.9% of total operating revenues.
By Peggy Garvin
Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
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