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Alaska Museums Surveys and Data

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

Question 8: Gift Shop

Does your museum have a gift shop?
  Museums (% and #)
Yes 81.67% 49
No 18.33% 11

Question 20: Emergency Systems and Preparedness

Do you have a…
  Yes No
Sprinkler system in the exhibit area? 47.54% 29 52.46% 32
Sprinkler system in collection storage? 44.26% 27 55.74% 34
Sprinkler system in the office areas? 42.62% 26 57.38% 35
Halon or other gas type fire suppression system? 17.24% 10 82.76% 48
Fire or smoke detection system? 86.67% 52 13.33% 8
Emergency system that automatically contacts police or fire? 63.33% 38 36.67% 22
Disaster preparedness plan? 48.33% 29 51.67% 31
Pest management plan? 50.00% 30 50.00% 30

Question 23: Facility Size

Facility size (in sq. ft.)
  Under 500 500-1,000 1,000-1,500 1,500-2,000 2,000-2,500 2,500-5,000 5,000-10,000 10,000-20,000 20,000-30,000 30,000-40,000 40,000+ Total
Exhibition space 16.39% 10 4.92% 3 14.75% 9 8.20% 5 6.56% 4 22.95% 14 13.11% 8 6.56% 4 1.64% 1 1.64% 1 3.28% 2 61
Collections storage 47.54% 29 18.03% 11 13.11% 8 4.92% 3 3.28% 2 1.64% 1 6.56% 4 3.28% 2 0.00% 0 1.64% 1 0.00% 0 61
Office Space 54.24% 32 16.95% 10 13.56% 8 0.00% 0 8.47% 5 0.00% 0 3.39% 2 3.39% 2 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 59
Overall size of facility 6.67% 4 13.33% 8 1.67% 1 3.33% 2 6.67% 4 23.33% 14 15.00% 9 15.00% 9 3.33% 2 5.00% 3 6.67% 4 60