The attendance record at Reykjavik Art Museum was broken last year when the number of museum visitors for the first time exceeded two hundred thousand, with the overall number of visitors in 2009 reaching a total of two hundred and twenty thousand. This amounts to a 20 percent increase between 2008 and 2009, after access to the Museum had started to be given for free from January 1st, 2008.
The attendance rate has increased steadily in recent years, and the period between January 1st 2007 until the end of 2009 shows an increase of 65 percent. There has also been an enormous increase in organised school visits and guests at organised family events, which amounted to 33 percent between 2008 and 2009.
Reykjavik Art Museum is located in three buildings in Reykjavik: Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstadir and Asmundarsafn. The largest part of the last year’s visitors went to Hafnarhusið, or 63 percent.
In 2009 there were thirty exhibitions on display at the Reykjavik Art Museum and 200 events related to the museum’s exhibitions in one way or another, or organised in co-operation with different organisations, schools, artists, musicians and other groups.
Photos: Reykjavik Art Museum