NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of New York hosted the 2018 approximately 7.36 million visitors, never-before-seen for the institution, which was established at the beginning of march a price level of fixed entry for people not living in the megalopolis.
Attendance is up 5.1% compared to 2017, which was already a vintage unprecedented.
It has been stimulated by the exhibition “Heavenly Bodies” on the links between fashion and religion, a catholic, who broke all records with 1.65 million visitors.
The exercise has also benefited from the exhibitions devoted to michelangelo and David Hockney, spread them both on by the end of 2017 and early 2018.
The figures in 2018 will integrate the visitors of the main building of the museum, located on Fifth avenue along Central Park, but also those of its two antennas to Manhattan, the Cloisters and the Met Breuer.
The attendance has not suffered from the establishment to the 1st of march a new pricing policy.
It broke, for the first time, with the tradition which enabled each person to pay what he wanted to visit the museum.
Now, all the people not living in New York must pay $ 25. New Yorkers still have the old politics of participation at discretion.
The figures released on Friday by the Met show that 32% of visitors were New-Yorkers, 34% came from the rest of the afp, and 34% were foreign tourists. Among these, the country most represented is China with nearly 5% of the total.
Despite its record year, the Met remains far enough behind the Louvre, the museum of fine arts and antiques the most visited in the world in 2018 with 10.2 million visitors, a record.