Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Podcast: Has the drop in visitors changed museums forever?

The Art Newspaper exhibitions editor José da Silva breaks down the results from the Visitor Figures 2020 survey and digital expert Chris Unitt explains how museums have pivoted to digital.

The Art Newspaper’s annual survey of museum attendance is out: just how many visitors and how much money have museums lost in the pandemic? And how have digital initiatives helped?

José da Silva, the exhibitions editor at The Art Newspaper and one of the editors of the annual visitor figures survey, talks about the 77% global fall in visitor numbers and the huge losses in self-generated income in museums. And Chris Unitt, the founder of One Further, a digital consultancy for the arts industry, talks about museums’ work in the digital field, how effective it has been and how it might be used in the future.

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on their website and all the usual places where you find podcasts.

You can listen to the podcast here.

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