The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Report Says Smithsonian Museums Saw Jump in Visits Last Year
Costumed historic characters walk in the lobby outside of the flag gallery at the National Museum of American History, which reopened after a two-year, $85 million renovation, in Washington. Visitor counts at the Smithsonian Institution's museums rebounded to more than 30 million in 2009 for the first time since a slump following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to a draft report the museum complex is releasing Tuesday Jan. 5, 2010. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin.

By: Brett Zongker, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON, DC (AP).- Visitor counts at the Smithsonian Institution's museums have rebounded to more than 30 million visits in 2009 for the first time since a slump following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

A draft report the museum complex released Tuesday shows visits to the Smithsonian's 18 museums, galleries and the National Zoo increased about 19.4 percent in 2009, up from about 25.15 million visits in 2008.

Much of the increase can be attributed to the National Museum of American History, which reopened in 2008 after an extensive renovation. It drew about 1.4 million more visitors last year compared with its last full year open in 2005.

The National Museum of Natural History saw an increase of about 450,000 to 7.4 million visits, making it the most-visited museum.



Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


Smithsonian Museums | National Museum of American History | National Museum of Natural History |




Today's News

January 6, 2010

National Portrait Gallery Commissions New Painting of Prince William and Prince Harry

American Color Field Artist, Kenneth Noland, Dies at the Age of 85

Iraqi Police Seize Artifacts on Tuesday Amid Smuggling Fears

Report Says Smithsonian Museums Saw Jump in Visits Last Year

Christie's New York Announces Americana Week 2010

Fresno Metropolitan Museum Closes its Doors and Says Goodbye

Saatchi Gallery to Present "One of the Masterpieces of the Modern Age"

Miami International Art Fair to Feature Renowned Artists

Sharon Lockhart Shows New Work at Gladstone Gallery

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Opens January Shows

Everson Museum of Art Makes Major Financial Impact on the Local Community

Skull Linked to Secret Yale Society to be Sold at Christie's

Hubble Space Telescope Shows Earliest Photo of Universe

Spain's European Union Art Installation by Daniel Canogar Sidesteps Controversy

Tate Exhibition will Explore the Defining Subjects of Henry Moore's Work

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Offer Retrospective of Three Contemporary Artists Working in Glass

Northern Illinois University Art Museum Presents "Root Hog, or Die!"

Eskenazi to Show Recent Work by Li Huayi in New York During Asia Week

9/11 Museum Gets 'Dear Hero' Collection of Notes

Battle Flag Preservation Efforts Hit by Money Woes

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

2.- First stage of the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Adoration of the Magi' completed

3.- Hollywood actor and 'Conceptual artist' Shia LaBeouf runs around Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum

4.- Exhibition in Rome offers an original interactive journey to discover the city of Augustus

5.- Unique opportunity to see last two works by Rothko and Mondrian side by side

6.- Ai Weiwei explores human rights and freedom of expression in exhibition at Alcatraz

7.- UNESCO seeks answers from Egypt on more than 4,600-year-old 'damaged' pyramid

8.- International Center of Photography announces new Collections Center and Media Lab at Mana Contemporary

9.- British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

10.- 'Transformations: Classical Sculpture in Colour' on view at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen

Related Stories



Smithsonian Museums Report 30 Million Visits in 2009



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site