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Alaska Museums Surveys and Data

Data gathered from museums surveyed around Alaska during 1984, 2000, 2010, and 2020.

Question 25: Annual Budget

What is your museum's annual budget?
  % of Museums # of Museums
Under $10,000 11.67% 7
$10,000-$50,000 25.00% 15
$50,000-$75,000 3.33% 2
$75,000-$150,000 16.67% 10
$150,000-$300,000 13.33% 8
$300,000-$500,000 10.00% 6
$500,000-$1 million 10.00% 6
$1 million + 10.00% 6

Approx. 25% of museums have a $10K-$50K budget.

Question 26: Income & Revenue

Estimate the following amounts for income and revenue. Answers in percentages & number of museums to respond.
  $0 – 500 $500 – 1,000 $1,000 – 2,000 $2,000 – 4,000 $4,000 – 6,000 $6,000 – 8,000 $8,000 – 10,000 $10,000 – 25,000 $25,000 – 50,000 $50,000 – 75,000 $75,000 – 100,000 $100,000 – 250,000 $250,000 – 500,000 $500,000 – 1 Million Over $1 million Total
Total average annual funding from grants 20.69% 12 1.72% 1 12.07% 7 12.07% 7 6.90% 4 1.72% 1 3.45% 2 18.97% 11 3.45% 2 1.72% 1 1.72% 1 6.90% 4 3.45% 2 1.72% 1 3.45% 2 58
Total average annual income from admission 37.93% 22 0.00% 0 6.90% 4 5.17% 3 5.17% 3 3.45% 2 5.17% 3 10.34% 6 8.62% 5 6.90% 4 1.72% 1 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 3.45% 2 5.17% 3 58
Total average annual income from fundraisers 47.37% 27 3.51% 2 5.26% 3 10.53% 6 1.75% 1 3.51% 2 7.02% 4 5.26% 3 7.02% 4 1.75% 1 1.75% 1 5.26% 3 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 57
Total average annual income from members/friends 41.38% 24 6.90% 4 10.34% 6 6.90% 4 12.07% 7 3.45% 2 3.45% 2 5.17% 3 1.72% 1 3.45% 2 1.72% 1 0.00% 0 3.45% 2 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 58
Total average annual income from donations/gifts 24.14% 14 18.97% 11 8.62% 5 10.34% 6 8.62% 5 3.45% 2 3.45% 2 5.17% 3 1.72% 1 0.00% 0 3.45% 2 6.90% 4 3.45% 2 1.72% 1 0.00% 0 58
Total average annual income from governing agency 37.74% 20 0.00% 0 3.77% 2 1.89% 1 1.89% 1 0.00% 0 5.66% 3 5.66% 3 3.77% 2 5.66% 3 3.77% 2 11.32% 6 13.21% 7 3.77% 2 1.89% 1 53
Total average annual income from gift shop (net only) 26.32% 15 7.02% 4 5.26% 3 10.53% 6 5.26% 3 5.26% 3 3.51% 2 12.28% 7 14.04% 8 0.00% 0 3.51% 2 1.75% 1 3.51% 2 1.75% 1 0.00% 0 57
Total gross annual operating budget 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 1.79% 1 1.79% 1 3.57% 2 3.57% 2 3.57% 2 10.71% 6 8.93% 5 7.14% 4 5.36% 3 23.21% 13 10.71% 6 10.71% 6 8.93% 5 56

Question 27: Budgeting

Rank your budget/funding distribution. Answers in percentages & number of museums to respond.
  0 – 10% 10 – 20% 20 – 35% 35 – 50% 50 – 60% 60 – 80% 80 – 100%
Preservation 58.93% 33 32.14% 18 7.14% 4 1.79% 1 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0
Development 73.47% 36 18.37% 9 4.08% 2 2.04% 1 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 2.04% 1
Exhibits 50.91% 28 34.55% 19 7.27% 4 7.27% 4 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0
Education 60.00% 30 28.00% 14 6.00% 3 6.00% 3 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0
Salary & benefits 12.07% 7 10.34% 6 5.17% 3 18.97% 11 34.48% 20 13.79% 8 5.17% 3
Rent,utilities,etc. 41.07% 23 17.86% 10 25.00% 14 10.71% 6 1.79% 1 1.79% 1 1.79% 1
Collections acquisitions 86.79% 46 5.66% 3 1.89% 1 5.66% 3 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0
Other 60.00% 15 24.00% 6 8.00% 2 8.00% 2 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0

Question 28: Participation in "Pick, Click, Give"

Is your institution enrolled as a beneficiary for the 2009 Permanent Fund Dividend "Pick, Click, Give" program? Percentage and number of museums to respond.
  Responses
Yes 22.95% 14
No 77.05% 47

Over 3/4 of museums replied "No".

Question 29: Intent to Participate in "Pick, Click, Give"

If you are not enrolled in the PFD "Pick, Click, Give" program, do you plan to participate next year? Percentage and number of museums to respond.
  Responses
Yes 46.94% 23
No 53.06% 26

Question 30: Expenditures in Your Community

Approximately what percentage of your annual expenditures are spent in your local community?
% of Expenditures % of Museums # of Museums
0-10% 6.67% 4
10-20% 3.33% 2
20-30% 3.33% 2
30-40% 3.33% 2
40-50% 5.00% 3
50-60% 6.67% 4
60-70% 11.67% 7
70-80% 20.00% 12
80-90% 18.33% 11
90-100% 21.67% 13