UK Museums – A 42 Million-Person Business

The museum business is thriving in the UK, where 42 million people visited museums last year. “The real seeds of change were sown in previous decades, when many museums split from outside authorities and set up as independent trusts. This gave them control over management and fund-raising, leaving them ideally placed to benefit from the great millennium giveaway of millions of pounds. The best of the schemes that survived have changed the whole landscape of the arts.”