Tuesday, September 14, 2004

The numbers game


Apologies for the short post today, but I am in the midst of grant application heck. In today's Globe and Mail there was a nice short piece about how the Art Gallery of Ontario got 210,000 visitors for their Whistler Monet exhibition. Looking at their annual report, last year they got about 460,000 visitors. So we can safely say that this year is likely to be called "a very good year."

What I find interesting is that the Musée des Beaux Arts, also gets about half a million people each year.

It costs about $36 million to run the AGO, and about $32 million to run the MBAM. Zeke's Gallery gets about 1% of the attendance that the two museums get. As I am writing grants, I am dreaming about getting 1% of the funding... $300,000 would go a very long way towards making things really rock here.

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