Definition: European Group on Museum Statistics
The European Group on Museum Statistics (EGMUS) was established in 2002. Currently, 27 European countries, from within and outside the European Union, are represented in this group.
The main objective of EGMUS is the collection and publication of comparable statistical data on museums in Europe, and the promotion and harmonisation of museum statistics. Available data from national museum statistics and surveys are compiled, updated and stored in the Abridged List of Key Museum Indicators (ALOKMI) table. ALOKMI is the first step towards the harmonisation of museum statistics in Europe.
Eurostat, "Cultural Statistics", Edition 2011, Eurostat Pocketbooks, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2011