After being toppled from its spot as the world's most visited museum in 2016, the Louvre Museum in the French capital has regained its No. 1 position last year, followed by Palace Museum housed in the Forbidden City in Beijing with about 8 million visitors, according to a recent museum index.
Louvre Museum welcomed 8.1 million visitors last year, a nearly 10% increase over its 2016 attendance numbers, according to the 12th annual Theme Index and Museum Index recently published by the Themed Entertainment Association, TEA, an international non-profit organization representing the field, and Aecom, a US engineering and architectural consultancy firm.
Overall, global museum attendance was nearly flat last year, with a 0.2% increase in attendance over 2016 among the world’s top 20 museums, which collectively welcomed 108 million visitors in 2017.
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