Art History in the News: Museums and galleries generate £1bn for UK economy (BBC)

“Overseas visitors to the UK’s major museums and galleries boosted the nation’s economy by £1bn in 2009, the national tourist authority has said.

Of about 30 million visits made to the UK last year, over a third included a trip to a leading cultural institution, a report by VisitBritain said.

French tourists paid the most visits to museums, while holidaymakers from the US favoured art galleries.”

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