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The number of visitors to museums rose steadily between 2010 and 2013, although book lending from libraries is in decline.

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Armenia/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.1 Trends and figures

Analysis of statistics between 2010 and 2013 shows a growth in the number of those who participate in cultural activities and who use cultural services. The temporary decrease in figures in some directions (especially in some libraries and theatres) is due to the major repair works in certain cultural institutions, being carried out by the government and other funds. The growth in figures is due also to the change in the tariff policy implemented in recent years, which was aimed at making cultural consumption more available to some strata of society, such as free entrance days, as well as considerable discounts for children and youth. The growth in the number of visitors to cultural institutions is due to the arrangement of theatre-concert tours to the Marzes, with state support.

Table 8:     Number of cultural institutions, 2010-2013

Cultural institution

2010

2011

2012

2013

Theatres

263 916

313 755

308 153

 

Museums

312 600

444 451

472 709

537 922

Libraries (number of readers)

110 344

111 120

94 175

113 441

National Academy theatre performances

21 111

38 375

22 888

 

Opera and ballet performances

11 972

24 924

9 979

 

Source:     Department of Art and Folk Art of the Ministry of Culture of RA, 2013.

The small number of visitors to the Opera and ballet performances is explained by reconstruction works at the Opera House, which caused it to close for much of the year.

Table 9:     Number of museum visitors, 2010-2013

No

Museums

2010

2011

2012

2013

1.

History Museum of Armenia

34 126

38 127

40 527

41 552

2.

National Gallery of Armenia (including 12 branches)

35 288

74 300

52 758

69 436

3.

Charents Museum of Literature and Arts (including 5 branches)

19 966

17 607

15 603

16 672

4.

Museum of Folk Art of Armenia (including 1 branch)

4 358

6 115

10 286

7 657

5.

House-Museum of Martiros Saryan

10 500

12 356

13 066

7 249

6.

House-Museum of Yervand Kochar

8 692

4 230

3 350

5 731

7.

Museum of Russian Art

4 984

4 540

4 610

5 269

8.

Wood Carving Museum

2 908

4 005

4 118

4 380

 9.

House-Museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan

22 926

24 984

39 604

44 377

10.

House-Museum of Yeghishe Charents

18 000

15 000

19 850

18 000

11.

House-Museum of Avetik Isahakyan

7 866

6 226

6 707

8 576

12.

House-Museum of Alexander Spendiaryan

2 921

1 505

200

2 852

13.

House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian

14 160

13 850

12 100

19 380

14.

House-Museum of Khachatur Abovian

2 746

522

1 092

 

15.

House Museum of Orbeli Brothers

2 251

2 706

4 171

4 478

16.

Sergei Parajanov Museum

13 375

15 000

16 597

15 235

17.

Museum of "Armenian and Russian People's Friendship"

1 600

1 682

1 801

1 780

18.

N. Adonc museum of Sisian history

2 386

1 733

2 114

2 233

19.

Geological museum of Hrazdan

1 509

2 383

2 367

2 315

20.

Erebuni Fortress / Erebuni Museum

15 697

12 698

14 752

 

21.

Archeological and cultural preservation-museums of "Zvartnots", "Garni" and "Metsamor"

171 972

178 882

205 312

267 046

22

House-museum of Stepan Shahumyan in Stepanavan

1 196

2 000

1 724

1 361

 

Total

399 427

444 451

472 709

537 922

Source:     Department of Art and Folk Art of the Ministry of Culture of RA, 2013.


Chapter published: 22-05-2015

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