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Paris Louvre regains top spot ahead of Palace Museum with most visitors

05/30/2018| 11:05:14 AM|

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.

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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