Louvre Retains Top Spot on 2013 Museum Attendance Chart

The Louvre Museum (2023). Photo by Mike Hewitt / Getty Images.

The Art Newspaper has released its annual museum attendance survey, with the Louvre in Paris ranked number one in overall visitors, as it has been since TAN first introduced the survey six years ago. Despite an overall rise in its number of visitors, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art slipped one spot to third, overtaken by the British Museum, 2013’s second-best attended museum.

For the second year running, the most visited museum exhibition was in Asia, with the National Palace Museum in Tapai, Taiwan, taking the top two spots. “The Cultural Grandeur of the Western Zhou Dynasty,” with 10,946 visitors per day, narrowly defeated the 10,711 daily visitors at the second most popular exhibition, which featured paintings from the Lingnan school of the 19th and 20th century.

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