In 2020, there were a total of 472 museums in Austria.
gross value added
The percentage of the culture sector in the gross value added of the production and service sector was 2.43% in 2020.
The major attraction among the 2019 festivals was the Salzburg Summer Festival with a total of 270,449 visitors.
In 2020, there were 79 research libraries and specialist libraries throughout Austria.
Facts and Figures - Arts / Culture
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|Museums – Key data for 2020|
|Of which public museums||236|
|Of which private museums||236|
|Visits (2019)||20.6 million|
|Libraries and archives – Key data in 2020|
|Research libraries and specialist libraries||79|
|Stock of books, bound newspapers and journals as well as compilations, etc.||34.9 million|
|Number of archive users||33,268|
|Culture sector – Key data in 2020|
| Share of the culture sector in the gross value |
added of the production and service sector
|Public expenditure on culture by the federal government in 2020|
|Area of funding||EUR million||Percentage|
|Museums, archives, research||132.11||12.0|
| Popular culture, cultivation of the home region, |
fostering of customs
|Visual arts, photo, architecture, design||9.44||0.9|
|Film, cinema, video||59.60||5.4|
|Radio and television||-||-|
|Culture initiatives, centres||7.03||0.6|
|Education, further training||329.81||29.8|
|International cultural exchange||27.15||2.5|
Last update : 13. March 2023