The number of private museums under the governance of the Culture and Tourism Ministry in Turkey increased to 177 in 37 provinces.
According to the information received from Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, there are 338 thousand 728 works of art in the private museums in Turkey and 215 thousand 141 pieces in collectors.
The most private museums in Turkey is in Istanbul with 43 and Ankara is the second with 34 and Izmir is the third with 11 private museums.
Turkey's private museums get visited by millions of local and foreign tourists every year.
The number of works of art in the private museums and collectors and the number of visitors of private museums in Turkey are as follows:
Private Museums and Collectors Statistics of 2012
The number of works of art in private museums 338,728
The number of visitors of private museums 7,541,861
The number of coins in collectors 116,435
The number of works of art in collectors 98,706
The total work of arts in collectors 215,141