Data source(s) used: Survey on museums and other cultural institutions The Italian National Institute of Statistics conducts a census on Museums and Similar Institutions. The census is promoted by the Economic Development Bureau’s Department of Policies for Development, in collaboration with Cultural Activities and Estate Italian Bureau, Italian Regions and Independent Provinces. Aim of the research is obtaining and releasing data on Museums and similar institutions as picture galleries, archaeological areas, monuments, and other standing structures opened to the public. The National Institute of Statistics gathers the data on non-national museums and similar structures, while data gathering of national museums and similar structures depends on Cultural Activities and Estate Italian Bureau. From 2012 edition, data gathering was carried out using a web questionnaire on the website: http://indata.istat.it. The research’s results are published on the Italian National Institute of Statistics’ website.